• Video

    CH10 MEL: Angry Bus Drivers Rally

    November 16

    (Ten Eyewitness News Melbourne, 15 Nov 2016) Angry bus drivers say they have had enough of being used as punching bags for the passengers they carry. After an increased number of assaults, they took to the steps of parliament to demand protection with 16 drivers being assaulted so far this year.

  • News

    Cowardly And Unprovoked Physical Assaults On Bus Drivers Must Stop: Safety Barriers Needed

    November 15

    TWU VIC/TAS Branch Media Release, 9 November 2016
    Angry bus drivers protested their disgust at the escalation of violent attacks inflicted by aggressive passengers and assert their right to a safe workplace at a rally on the steps of the State Parliament of Victoria from 10am on Tuesday, 15 November.

  • News

    Appalling Treatment of Toll Intermodal Subbies

    November 15

    The Wheel (Spring 2016 Issue), TWU WA Branch Lead Organiser Mick Knowles reports
    Toll Intermodal’s treatment of sub- contractors working out of its Kewdale and Fremantle depots is a complete and utter disgrace.

  • News

    Most FWO Prosecutions Targeting Accessories

    November 14

    Workplace Express, 2 November 2016
    The Fair Work Ombudsman pursued accessories to alleged Fair Work Act breaches in nine out of every ten cases it lodged in court last financial year, while three-quarters involved visa-holders, according to its annual report.

  • News

    New Senate Truck Driver Licensing Probe Hearing

    November 11

    ATN, by Rob McKay, 11 November 2016
    The senator Glenn Sterle-led ‘Aspects of road safety in Australia’ inquiry will grill state and federal public servants today, with the focus to be on driver licensing standards.

  • Media Release

    Underpayment Of Migrant Driver Highlights Larger Exploitation Problem, TWU Warns

    November 10

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 10 November 2016

    Underpayment of a Sri Lankan truck driver by almost $9,000 highlights the ongoing problem of exploitation in the transport industry, the Transport Workers’ Union has warned.