TWU

  • Media Release

    Horror Crash Highlights Need To Address Crisis In Trucking

    April 16


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 16 April 2016
     
    Two men and a woman have been killed and another woman injured after a horror truck crash near Ballarat, Victoria, highlighting the need for a solution to the crisis in trucking.

  • News

    Truckie Pay Pressures Killed My Brother John

    April 15

    The Daily Telegraph, by Susan Posnakidis, 15 April 2016
     
    The thing that will always haunt me is that my brother John spent his last night on this earth waiting with his truck, alone. His truck had broken down and rather than go home, he chose to stay with his load, as any truckie would do. Early the next morning as he waited at a bus stop for help an out-of-control truck carrying 42 tonnes of steel crashed through the bus stop on the Princes Highway, Urrbrae, in South Australia.

  • Media Release

    TWU Files Application To Address Concerns On Safe Rates Order

    April 14

     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 14 April 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has filed an application at the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal today seeking to defer an Order on safe minimum rates for truck drivers while outstanding issues are addressed.

  • Media Release

    Truck Drivers Appeal To Turnbull Not To Abolish The Road Safety Tribunal

    April 13

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 14 April 2016
     
    Truck drivers and their families from across transport sectors appealed to Malcolm Turnbull today not to abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal because it is the only body which can save lives in an industry with the highest workplace fatalities.

  • Media Release

    TWU Slams Turnbull Over Plans To Abolish Road Safety Watchdog

    April 10

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 10 April 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has slammed Malcolm Turnbull over his announcement today that he intends to abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, on the eve of the Government’s own consultation process on the tribunal.

  • Media Release

    TWU Urges Federal Government To Back Road Safety Tribunal After Federal Court Ruling

    April 07

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 7 April 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has urged the Federal Government to support the road safety watchdog after a federal court in Brisbane backed its decision to set safe minimum rates for truck drivers.