TWU

  • News

    Safe Rates For The Whole Transport Industry

    June 16

    Big Rigs, by TWU NSW Acting State Secretary Richard Olsen, 16 June 2016
     
    SAFE Rates is our fight to make sure big businesses pay what it costs to transport their freight safely so that every transport worker, whether they are an owner driver or an employee, is paid fairly for all of the work they do – every hour, every kilometre and every cost.

  • Media Release

    Two Drivers Killed In Horror Crash; TWU Calls On Government To Support Solution To Crisis

    June 14

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 14 June 2016
     
    Two truck drivers have been killed in a horrific truck crash in NSW highlighting the deadly nature of the job and the need for a solution to the crisis in trucking.

  • Video

    CH9: Calls for Minimum Pay to Be Re instated

    June 10

    (CH9 Adelaide, 9 June 2016) Relatives of a man killed in a crash have protested at a trucking industry forum. The Transport Workers Union wants a minimum pay rate brought back, saying it would prevent fatigue and improve vehicle safety.

  • Video

    Vote to Make Our Road Safer

    June 10

    In the last 10 years more than 2500 Australians have died in accidents involving trucks. Safe Rates make our road safer. But the Liberals are opposed to Safe Rates. Vote to make our road safer. Put the Liberals last. Join the campaign to support Safe Rates.

  • Media Release

    TWU Election Advert To Highlight Coalition Opposition To Road Safety

    June 10

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 10 June 2016
     
    An advert is to be broadcast highlighting the horrific effects of the Government’s opposition to a system of safe rates for truck drivers, which would cut the number of deaths in truck crashes.

  • Media Release

    Small Business Ombudsman Refuses To Hear Testimony From Drivers On Need For Safe Rates

    June 09

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 9 June 2016
     
    Small Business Ombudsman Kate Carnell has refused to hear evidence from owner drivers about how a system of safe minimum rates would make their jobs safer and more sustainable.