TWU

  • Media Release

    TWU: Band-Aid Solution Won't Save 2,548 Lives

    July 04

     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 4 July 2016
     
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has cautioned against the dangers of not addressing lethal pressures that cause truck drivers to speed as a proposed new law calls for harsher speeding penalties on heavy vehicles.

  • News

    TWU Talks About Why They're Still Fighting For Safe Rates

    July 01

    Big Rigs, 30 June 2016
     
    Why won't the TWU back down on their fight for safe rates? The RSRT has been abolished but TWU national secretary Tony Sheldon said he would continue to fight for the rights of owner drivers and employee drivers.

  • Video

    VIDEO: ATA Says One Thing But Does Another

    June 30

    The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) is supposed to represent the entire trucking industry - not just the big business employers. The ATA even blatantly colluded with the Turnbull Government, in the favour of big bosses, to abolish safe minimum rates for drivers. Watch this video to see how the ATA says one thing but does another.

  • Media Release

    Visa Corruption Causing Havoc On Our Roads

    June 29

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 29 June 2016
     
    The Transport Workers Union has sounded the alarm on workplace visa rorts in the Australian road transport industry, which are endangering the public by creating a class of untrained drivers working well below industry standards.

  • Video

    Safe Rates Convoy

    June 27

    On June 19, TWU activists around the country held protests highlighting the high death toll in trucking and demanding Safe Rates across the industry. Each major city around the nation hosted a protest, with rolling convoys and demonstrations bringing the public’s attention to the crisis in trucking. Check out the highlights of the TV reports here.

  • News

    Capital City Convoys For Safe Rates Are Essential

    June 27

    Big Rigs, by Richard Olsen, 25 June 2016
     
    On Sunday, June 19, hundreds of transport workers coordinated a series of convoys and events as part of our campaign for Safe Rates for every single transport worker.