TWU

  • Media Release

    Seven Die In Truck Crashes In One Week As Federal Government Fails On Road Safety

    May 23

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 23 May 2016
     
    Seven people have died in truck crashes across Australia in the last week, including two people in a Queensland crash this morning, highlighting the urgent need for a solution to the crisis in trucking.

  • Media Release

    How Will Robots And Uber Change Our Lives? Special Taskforce Needed To Investigate Impact On Jobs, Workplace Rights

    May 19

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 19 May 2016
     
    The Transport Workers Union will today call on the next Australian Government to urgently convene a special taskforce into the impact of the so-called “sharing economy” and automation on jobs and workplace rights.

  • News

    Authorities Must Investigate Barnett's Couriers After Latest Trucking Tragedy

    May 19

    TWU NSW MEDIA RELEASE, 19 May 2016
     
    Transport Workers Union NSW Acting Secretary Richard Olsen has called on the authorities to launch a full investigation of Wollongong-based Barnett’s Couriers after the latest fatal crash involving a Barnett’s truck.

  • Video

    The World Today: Truckies Block Sydney CBD for Safe Rates

    May 18

    (The World Today, 18 May 2016) Truck drivers blocked a major Sydney intersection. They want the restoration of the tribunal that sets pay rates for its members. It equates minimum pay with safety.

  • Video

    CH9: Truckies Block Sydney CBD for Safe Rates

    May 18

    (CH9 News, 18 May 2016) More than 200 TWU members protested on the streets of Sydney to demand Malcolm Turnbull address the crisis in the trucking industry and the devastatingly high death toll in truck crashes instead of abolishing road safety laws set up to save lives.

  • Media Release

    Truck Drivers Rally For Safe Rates, Block Busy Sydney Streets

    May 18

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 18 May 2016
     
    Truck drivers and other transport workers have blocked a major Sydney junction, demanding the government return a system of safe rates to address the crisis in trucking and the high death toll in truck crashes.