• News

    Extension Of General Carriers Contract Determination Coverage And Rights Good News For NSW Owner Drivers

    July 07

    TWU NSW Acting Secretary Richard Olsen has welcomed the decision by the NSW Industrial Relations Commission to extend coverage of the General Carriers Contract Determination, saying that it was good news for Owner Drivers across NSW.

  • Media Release

    TWU: Employer Groups Create A Smokescreen For Unsafe Roads

    July 05

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 5 July 2016
    The Transport Workers’ Union has accused major employer bodies of participating in a political smokescreen to obscure the lethal economic pressures forced upon truck drivers.

  • 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.