TWU

  • 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.

  • Media Release

    Two Die In WA Truck Crashes As Federal Government Opposes Solution On Road Safety

    May 13

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 13 May 2016

    Two truck drivers have died in separate truck crashes in Western Australia highlighting the need for a solution to the crisis in trucking. A 39-year-old driver was killed when his truck rolled over on the Eyre Peninsula yesterday. Another driver died when his truck caught fire following a crash on Great Eastern Highway near Northam on Tuesday.

  • Media Release

    Deaths And Police Blitz Show Crisis On The Roads As Federal Government Dithers

    May 11

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 11 May 2016

    The Transport Workers’ Union is urgently demanding the Federal Government meet all representatives of the transport industry to find a solution to the crisis on the roads. The call comes as another person died in a truck crash while a police blitz in NSW found over 1600 defects in trucks and hundreds of drivers in breach of rules on fatigue, securing their load and drug use.

  • News

    Operation StateTrans Finds Major Flaws In Trucking Fleets While Government Abolishes Road Safety Laws

    May 11

    TWU NSW MEDIA RELEASE, 11 May 2016
     
    Transport Workers Union NSW Acting Secretary Richard Olsen has slammed the Federal Government for standing in the way of safe rates for truck drivers and their families as a major police operation in NSW found serious problems with maintenance and drugs in trucking fleets right across the supply chain.

  • Media Release

    TWU Calls For Investigation Into Transport Bankruptcies; Slams Waste Of Taxpayers' Money On Bogus Inquiry

    May 09

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 9 May 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is calling on the Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman to investigate low pay and the high number of insolvencies among owner drivers and small transport operators.