TWU

  • 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.

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    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.

  • News

    Driving Schools' 'Bogus' Licences Causing Trucking Havoc

    November 10

    Thomson Reuters Workforce Daily, 9 November 2016
     
    Exploited migrant workers are creating "havoc" on roads because bogus driving schools hand them licences for heavy vehicles without providing proper training, the head of the transport union has said.