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.
A new survey revealed that over one in five truck drivers admit experiencing mental health problems
The Transport Workers Union will host a Safety Summit in Sydney this Friday, 3 February.
A union is urging the NSW Government to act on safety issues in the tip truck industry.
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.
The Transport Workers’ Union in Queensland is demanding better safety in haulage following an incident where a truck carrying tonnes of glass crashed on the Old Chatswood Road off ramp from the Logan Motorway last Tuesday.
The Transport Workers Union urged workers to be vigilant this holiday seasons after a spike in the number of fatalities resulting from truck crashes.
Truck drivers who were protesting at a supermarket in Parramatta have been arrested this morning.
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.
A safety summit which will be tackling why trucking is the country’s deadliest job will be held in Melbourne this coming May 21st.
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 …
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. …
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 …
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. …