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.

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    MURRAY GOULBURN CLOSURES – AN IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR MEMBERS

    May 05

    TWU VIC/TAS Branch News, 2 May 2017

    The TWU has positive news for members following extended discussions held with Murray Goulburn since this week’s announcement that the company will close three factories within the next 18 months.

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    Carbridge Bus Driver Says He 'Could Have Died', Claims Poor Maintenance Behind Airport Fires

    May 01

    ABC News, by James Thomas, 28 April 2017

    A week after denying safety concerns raised by the ABC's 7.30 program, airline service provider Aerocare has emerged as the owner of an airport bus company with a number of unfortunate vehicle fires to its name.

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    'Cannibalism' at Toll led to $4.9b Japan Post Writedown, says TWU

    April 28

    AFR, by Jenny Wiggins, 27 April 2017
     
    Toll ran into financial trouble because it allowed its businesses to cannibalise one another and did not invest enough money in new trucks to stay competitive with rivals, the Transport Workers Union says.

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    Scrutiny Needed In WA Trucking Industry Amid 'Dangerous Stimulant Culture' Claims

    April 24

    WA Today, by Hannah Barry, 21 April 2017

    WA's Transport Workers Union is warning of what it calls a dangerous culture of over-the-counter stimulant use and drivers being forced to skip mandatory rest breaks in the state.