TWU

  • 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.

  • Video

    Urgent Review of AirAsia Needed

    May 04

    (ABC Foreign Correspondent, 3May2016) An urgent review of safety, training and maintenance standards at airline AirAsia is needed. The call follows further revelations about the training of pilots and poor safety standards at the airline which let to a crash in December 2014 which killed 162.

  • Media Release

    Urgent Review Of AirAsia Needed Following Revelations On Safety Standards

    May 04

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 4 May 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has demanded that the Minister for Transport conduct an urgent review of safety, training and maintenance standards at airline AirAsia. The call follows further revelations about the training of pilots and poor safety standards at the airline which let to a crash in December 2014 which killed 162.

  • News

    NSW Police Launch Operation StateTrans

    May 04

    Big Rigs, 4 May 2016

    More than 3000 truck and trailers have been inspected in the first few days of Operation stateTrans.