TWU

  • 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.

  • 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.