TWU

  • 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.

  • 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.