Fatigue Tests Will Stop Rogue Employers

February 12, 2017

Technology may soon become a back-door measure to stop dodgy employers from cutting corners and forcing truck drivers to work dangerously-long hours while fatigued. Melbourne sleep researchers are developing a roadside test for fatigue that police could use along with the alcohol breath-test and the saliva swab for drugs. Victoria Police and the Transport…

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Stop The Attack On Owner Drivers: ATA Elections

February 9, 2017

Frank Black, a longstanding TWU member, has been driving big rigs for 30 years now – for 10 of those, he’s been the voice of owner drivers on the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) Board. If you’re an owner-driver you can help Frank continue to stand up for your rights and…

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2017 TWU Safety Summit – a message by Branch Secretary John Berger

February 9, 2017

The TWU places such high priority on workplace safety because, in the transportation sector more than any other across the Australian community, it means the difference between life and death. Tragically, Safe Work Australia statistics for 2016 show, out of a total of 176 work-related deaths Australia-wide last year, 63…

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Fatigue Tests Will Stop Rogue Employers

February 12, 2017

Technology may soon become a back-door measure to stop dodgy employers from cutting corners and forcing truck drivers to work dangerously-long hours while fatigued. Melbourne sleep researchers are developing a roadside test for fatigue that police could use along with the alcohol breath-test and the saliva swab for drugs. Victoria Police and the Transport…

Read more

2017 TWU Safety Summit – a message by Branch Secretary John Berger

February 9, 2017

The TWU places such high priority on workplace safety because, in the transportation sector more than any other across the Australian community, it means the difference between life and death. Tragically, Safe Work Australia statistics for 2016 show, out of a total of 176 work-related deaths Australia-wide last year, 63…

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TWU Owner Driver Review Submission

February 8, 2017

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) has called for greater rights and protections for owner drivers and supply chain accountability in its submission to a wide-ranging State Government review of laws regulating owner drivers and forestry contractors. The submission to the Review of the Owner Driver and Forestry Contractors Act 2005 and Owner…

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Stop The Attack On Owner Drivers: ATA Elections

February 9, 2017

Frank Black, a longstanding TWU member, has been driving big rigs for 30 years now – for 10 of those, he’s been the voice of owner drivers on the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) Board. If you’re an owner-driver you can help Frank continue to stand up for your rights and…

Read more

2017 TWU Safety Summit – a message by Branch Secretary John Berger

February 9, 2017

The TWU places such high priority on workplace safety because, in the transportation sector more than any other across the Australian community, it means the difference between life and death. Tragically, Safe Work Australia statistics for 2016 show, out of a total of 176 work-related deaths Australia-wide last year, 63…

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TWU SAFETY SUMMIT TO TACKLE HIGH DEATH & INJURY RATES IN TRUCKING

January 31, 2017

The Transport Workers’ Union will hold a Safety Summit in Sydney this Friday, February 3rd, bringing together truck drivers, industry, academics and politicians to devise ways to deal with the crisis in trucking. Speakers will include Labor Senator and former TWU Federal Councillor Glenn Sterle, NSW Nationals Senator John Williams,…

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A message from TWU (Vic/Tas Branch)

State Secretary John Berger

There is no part of our economy which is essentially more important, not only intrinsically, but in terms of the efficient functioning of the rest of the economy, than the transport sector.
From the roads, ports, warehouses and skies, and to our cities and towns, the transport and freight industry contributes significantly to the livelihood of both everyday Australians and our national prosperity. As a Union, we take our responsibilities very seriously in protecting the wages and conditions of members who work in this most diverse and vibrant industry.
We are also always striving to improve the way we represent our members and have organisers, delegates and OH&S representatives constantly working to improve membership density and safety.

In Solidarity,
John Berger
(Branch Secretary)

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