Health risks to transport workers revealed in new study

Reported by Haydee | 14 May, 2018

A new study found out that transport workers are up to five times more likely to suffer an injury at work than any other Australian worker, with rail drivers 30 times more likely to develop a mental health condition than any other worker.


Attack on tow truck driver raises safety concerns

Reported by Haydee | 05 Feb, 2016

A tow truck driver was allegedly held up by an armed robber on a major highway prompting people in the trucking industry to raise concerns about the dangers they face at work.

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Union expressed concern over transport industry safety report

Reported by Haydee | 03 Aug, 2015

The Transport Workers Union says a recent Safe Work Australia survey showing unsafe trucking practices reinforces the fact that truck drivers’ lives are being risked by breaking safety rules because of the pressure to complete work on time.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Supports Bus Driver Assault Proposal

Reported by Admin | 07 Aug, 2013

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has shown his support for the Transport Workers Union (TWU) who has called for mandated sentences to apply to people that attack bus and taxi drivers. The Lord Mayor pledged his support during the council meeting yesterday that was held after 50 members of the TWU marched to the Queensland …

Union concerned over company’s illegal handling of asbestos

Reported by Haydee | 11 Apr, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library The Transport Workers’ Union is demanding for all yards of a waste disposal company to be audited and for council contracts to be immediately reviewed after the company’s site in Toowoomba tested positive for illegal handling of asbestos. An investigation conducted by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland confirmed the positive test result. …

Alleged assault to bus driver sparks potential school ban

Reported by Haydee | 11 May, 2012

Bus drivers have threatened to ban students from a Gold Coast High School, after a student allegedly assaulted a driver on Wednesday. According to Yahoo News, the bus driver stopped to collect more children and asked some students to make space for more passengers when he was suddenly punched in the face. The Education Department …

Survey reveals that truck drivers are forced to compromise safety

Reported by Haydee | 29 Nov, 2011

A recent survey conducted by the Transport Workers Union’s revealed that one in four truck drivers were pressured to drive at risky speeds to meet deadlines and that they are pushed through their limit. The Transport Workers’ Union’s 2011 Safe Rates Survey which was done over a three-week period was concluded on 11 November 2011. …