TWU

  • Media Release

    Drivers Killed In Horror Crashes Show Why Trucking Is Australia's Deadliest Job

    November 07

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 7 November 2016
     
    Two truck drivers have been killed in horrific crashes in South Australia and Perth highlighting the deadly nature of the job and the need for a solution to the crisis in trucking.

  • News

    TWU Calls For Urgent Solution To Crisis In Trucking Following Horror Crash

    November 07


    TWU SA/NT Branch Media Release, 7 November 2016
     
    A truck driver has been killed and two others have been taken to hospital after a horrific truck crash on the Eyre Highway, west of Ceduna, highlighting the deadly nature of the job and the need for a solution to the crisis in trucking.

  • Media Release

    Tragic incident prompts National Day of Respect for Public Transport Workers

    November 04

    The tragic death of Brisbane bus driver Manmeet Sharma will be marked by a National Day of Respect for Public Transport Workers, to be held next Wednesday 9 November 2016.

  • Media Release

    $37,000 On Ombudsman's Report A 'Waste Of Taxpayers Money', Says TWU

    November 02

    The Transport Workers’ Union has criticised as a waste of taxpayers money the more than $37,000 spent on nine public sessions looking at the impact of a two-week Order setting minimum rates for owner drivers.

  • News

    Diary Danger

    November 02

    by Steve Skinner

    Electronic work diaries (EWD) are "doomed to fail" without also reforming the trucking industry, says one of Australia’s top transport fatigue researchers.

  • News

    OWNER DRIVER: Kicked In The Guts

    November 02

    by Tony Sheldon, TWU National Secretary

    Roy Ballentyne, an owner-driver from South Australia, is flabbergasted. He just can’t get his head around a report brought out recently by Small Business Ombudsman Kate Carnell stating that minimum rates for ownerdrivers are a bad thing.