TWU

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    SPEAKING UP: UNION ADDRESSES BLACK DOG IN TRUCKING

    May 24

    Owner Driver, 23 May 2017
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) has directed their focus to addressing mental health issues across the transport industry by providing training to delegates and organisers within the union, as well as partnering with beyondblue to drive awareness.

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    Alone on the Open Road: Truckers Feel Like 'Throwaway People'

    May 24

    By Trip Gabriel, Photographs By George Etheredge, New York Times, May 22, 2017

    President Trump ignited a national discussion of blue-collar jobs. Truck driving, once a road to the middle class, is now low-paying, grinding, unhealthy work. We talked with drivers about why they do it.

  • Media Release

    VIC LABOR PASSES RESOLUTION TO JAIL EMPLOYERS WHO ENGAGE IN WAGE THEFT

    May 22

    TWU STATEMENT, 22 May 2017
     
    Victoria’s Labor Party has passed a resolution calling for a change to the law to ensure employers face jail if they engage in wage theft from their workforce.

  • Media Release

    Truck drivers block road in Fremantle to highlight crash deaths

    May 16

    Truck drivers and TWU supporters angry at wealthy retailer Aldi over a spike in deaths from truck crashes have blocked a road in South Fremantle.

  • Media Release

    Jail employers over wage theft, TWU demands

    May 16

    The Transport Workers’ Union will call for jail terms for employers who engage in wage theft from their staff.

  • Media Release

    Over 22% of truck drivers experience mental health issues, survey shows

    May 15

    The Transport Workers’ Union has begun a plan to tackle mental health issues across the transport industry after a new survey showed over one in five truck drivers have said they experienced mental health problems.