WHERE’S THE SAFE RATES, MORRISON?

May 15, 2019
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Three years ago the Federal Coalition axed the road safety watchdog.They promised a new system but truck drivers and road users are still waiting for the Government to act.The watchdog had the power to set pay and conditions for road transport drivers, hold major companies to account for low cost...

BIG TWU WIN FOR OWNER DRIVERS & GIG WORKERS

May 1, 2019
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The TWU welcomes proposed legislative changes that will make Victorian roads safer by ensuing thousands of owner drivers, forestry contractors and on-demand workers are paid a living wage. The Bill, introduced yesterday by Victorian Industrial Relations Minister Tim Pallas, will ensure these workers will no longer be vulnerable to exploitation...

SAFE RATES CONVOY – SAFER ROADS SAVES LIVES

March 31, 2019
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Road transport workers and their supporters were loud and proud in Melbourne this morning as they formed a convoy for better pay, 30-day payment terms, training for new drivers and safer roads. TWU convoys were also held in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane. Branch Secretary John Berger told media that...

SAFE RATES – ACTION NEEDED NOW

March 20, 2019
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The TWU has slammed the Federal Government for refusing to address the problems in trucking, which has seen 12 people killed in just 11 days in truck crashes. The latest death occurred today when a cyclist was killed after being hit by a truck in Newcastle. Five people have been...

SAFE RATES CONVOY – GET ON BOARD TODAY

March 14, 2019
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Transport operators and owner-drivers are no better off since the Federal Coalition tore down the road safety tribunal. Most are far worse off and over 500 people have been killed in heavy vehicle accidents since April 2016.That’s why TWU members, owner-drivers, drivers and their families and friends are holding Convoys...

OWNER DRIVER ON ATA GENERAL COUNCIL

March 4, 2019
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You did it! Frank Black has been elected as the new owner driver representative on the ATA general council. The TWU member has been a long-distance owner driver for over 30 years and is determined to see rates increase in the industry. More Our next focus is the March 31...

VOTE TODAY FOR THE ATA ELECTIONS

February 22, 2019
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Vote for Frank Black in the ATA elections. Frank is a proud TWU member and owner-driver who’s stood up for other truckies for decades. Let’s make sure there’s a strong voice for owner-drivers at the ATA. If you registered to vote, you received an email reminder last night. If you...

SAFE RATES WILL SAVE LIVES

February 16, 2019
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The TWU held a Safe Rates Summit in Canberra this week with a simple demand for our lawmakers – introduce legislation to stop people dying on our roads. The event was supported by truck drivers, family of crash victims, community and employer groups and academics and advocates to ensure politicians...

DAMNING TRUCKING INDUSTRY DATA

February 14, 2019
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Over 1,000 trucking companies have gone bankrupt since the Coalition tore the road safety watchdog in 2016. Companies going bankrupt means thousands of transport workers losing their jobs and a 2019 AMP report found 25% of transport workers continually suffer financial stress. The highest rate of any Australian industry. Trucking...