Truck drivers still aren’t paid for all the work they do, leading to fatigue: Independent Industry Expert

January 30, 2018
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More than a year after the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) was abolished, truck drivers are still likely to be working hours they are not paid for. Surveys show this lack of pay and regulation leads to dangerous fatigue. Truck drivers are often paid based on productivity. Five large surveys of Australian long distance truck drivers all show...

SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSION WINS “NOTHING SHORT OF FANTASTIC”

January 27, 2018
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The TWU have kicked-off 2018 with two significant wins in the Victorian Small Business Commission, in both cases we fought managerial decisions to terminate members’ without appropriate notice. The results meant these members can look forward to a more secure and better future.  Case 1  – Long-term Owner Driver Member...

STAY SAFE – STAY COOL: BUS INDUSTRY HEAT POLICY

January 25, 2018
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This summer will continue to be a hot one. TWU members may have already seen TWU-Bus officials out on the road handing out chilled bottles of water to heat stressed bus drivers at various bus stops and terminus around Melbourne. On Thursday, TWU-Bus officials handed out water at Chrinside Park,...