TWU

  • Media Release

    QLD Truck Crashes Claim Two Lives In A Week Highlighting Crisis In Trucking, TWU Warns

    February 10

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 10 February 2016
     
    A cyclist in his 60s has died after a collision with a truck at West End. The incident highlights the crisis in trucking and shows the need for transport operators and wealthy retailers to ensure drivers are paid a safe, fair wage with well-maintained vehicles, the Transport Workers’ Union has said.

  • Video

    Today Tonight: Visa Scandal in Trucking

    February 10

    (Today Tonight, Adelaide, 9 Feb 2016) A South Australian trucking company is using cheap foreign drivers who can’t drive - putting dollars before lives and safety. The TWU is becoming increasingly furious of the visa scandal in trucking and calling for urgent action by the governments before there’s another road tragedy and to protect local jobs.

  • Media Release

    Horrific Truck Crash In Western Victoria Highlights Crisis In Trucking, TWU Warns

    February 09

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 9 February 2016
     
    One person is dead, one missing and one fighting for life after a horrific truck crash on a highway in western Victoria this morning. The incident highlights the crisis in trucking and shows the need for transport operators and wealthy retailers to ensure drivers are paid a safe, fair wage with well-maintained vehicles, the Transport Workers’ Union has said.

  • Media Release

    Teenager Killed In Horrific Truck Crash Highlights Crisis In Trucking, TWU Warns

    February 09

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 9 February 2016
     
    A teenage boy has died following a horrific truck crash in Western Sydney yesterday afternoon. The incident highlights the crisis in trucking and shows the need for transport operators and wealthy retailers to ensure drivers are paid a safe, fair wage with well-maintained vehicles, the Transport Workers’ Union has said.

  • Video

    CH9 Today: Bus Attack not uncommon

    February 09

    (Channel 9, Today, 9 Feb 2016) A man has been charged after a road rage incident, where it's alleged he came at a bus driver with a shovel. TWU NSW Secretary Michael Aird admits the event raises concerns for bus drivers, but says it's not an uncommon occurrence. Aird wants the government to stand with drivers, and believes Minister Constance has abandoned them.

  • News

    Boral Redundancies Leave Truckies Reeling

    February 09

    Star Weekly, by Sumeyya Ilanbey, 8 February 2016-02-05
     
    Bacchus Marsh truckies are reeling after losing their jobs four months into a year-long contract with Boral.