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...

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...

Those at top of chain-of-responsibility should be held accountable for truck road deaths: new research. 

February 2, 2017
A truck cabin is among the deadliest workplaces in Australia, new research shows. The Macquarie University study, which surveyed 559 truck drivers, found a high proportion are forced to work long and dangerous hours carrying unsafe loads to avoid losing their jobs. The report, to be released today at a TWU road safety summit,...