TWU

  • Video

    Safety Shouldn't Be Compromised

    April 19

    John Waltis has been to the funerals of over 50 truck drivers. Here he talks about the importance of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal. 25 people died in heavy vehicle accidents last month alone. Let's not rush to abolish the tribunal established to save lives and protect drivers.

  • Video

    SKY NEWS interview with ACTU President Ged Kearney

    April 19

    (SKY NEWS, 18 Apr 2016) ACTU President Ged Kearney talks why the RSRT is important in saving lives.

  • Media Release

    RSRT Hears Industry Views On Safe Rates Order; No Opposition To TWU Application

    April 18

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 18 April 2016
     
    The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal has heard the views of the transport industry on a TWU application to alter the Order on minimum safe rates for owner drivers. The Tribunal will make two draft Orders on the application, which was not opposed by employers’ groups.

  • News

    Weekend Truck Crashes Claim 10 Lives; Govt Moves To Abolish Road Safety Watchdog

    April 18

     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 18 April 2016

    A weekend of horror truck crashes has claimed the lives of 10 people, including two young girls, as the Government prepares to abolish the road safety watchdog.

  • News

    Truckies Need A Fair Go Or More Lives Will Be Lost

    April 18

    SMH, by Tony Sheldon, 18 April 2016
     
    This is what happens when a truck driver isn't  paid a decent rate to cover the costs of running his truck or his labour. He speeds, drives longer than he is permitted to, skips mandatory rest breaks, forgoes maintenance on his truck. He might even take drugs to keep himself awake to drive those extra hours.

  • Media Release

    More Carnage On Our Roads, But Still No Answers - Turnbull Must Front Victims And Explain Why He's Winding Back Safe Rates

    April 16


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 16 April 2016
     
    TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon today called on Malcolm Turnbull and Michaelia Cash to meet with victims of Australia’s truck safety crisis to explain why they are trying to abolish a tribunal set up to stop the carnage.