TWU

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Media Release

    Truck Drivers Block Busy Sydney Streets, Hold Rallies Across The Country

    April 28

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 28 April 2016
     
    Truck drivers have blocked a major junction in Sydney CBD as others held rallies around Australia to protest the Federal Government’s opposition to the crisis in trucking.

  • Media Release

    More Deaths In Truck Crashes As Government Abolishes Safe Rates

    April 22

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 22 April 2016
     
    Two people have been killed in Tasmania and a young truck driver died in NSW just days after the Government abolished a system for examining safety in transport.