TWU can make a difference
THE Transport Workers Union is driving forward the cause of all members, right across the transport industry.
Members are talking about wanting a safer workplace and the need for better conditions.
In the month of August, there are still too many deaths on the road. The statistics we were trying to highlight with the convoy in July, are still increasing.
The convoy across all states shows us that a proud and concerned union movement can fight to set things right.
The horrifying statistics that surround the transport industry cannot be left unattended, and we are calling on the Federal and State Governments to not shy away from transport industry issues.
People at work are not helped by politics, but by good policy that shows the need for a shared responsibility.
We still carry on the normal work of negotiating workplace agreements that guarantee pay rises and superannuation increases and the TWU is investing in training for members which keeps managements accountable for their inaction around work health and safety.
Our call for Safe Rates is for every single transport worker, owner driver and employee, city and regional based.
It's about making sure transport workers can support their families and pay the bills without having to drive every hour of the day.
We'll keep fighting for Safe Rates and national laws that hold clients to account for the safe transport of their freight, because the lives of transport workers depend on it.
The convoy was not just an event, it was a symbol of how we can, as a collective union, fight against greed and indifference.
The TWU has a vision for the future of the transport industry, which sees strong power in the workplace for members.
Our members want to challenge the notion by CEOs that they can profit off the backs of transport industry workers without providing secure full-time jobs and safe workplaces
The Transport Workers Union of New South Wales has a proud history of doing just that.
Our origin dates back to 1888, when we were known as the Sydney Trolley and Draymen's Union, in the era of horse-drawn transport bringing the rural wealth of NSW through the warehouses and wharves at the edge of the city.
130 years on, our membership is made up of truck drivers, cash-in-transit workers, garbos, aviation workers and many more.
With our members, the TWU NSW has moved and adapted with the changes and innovation of the transport industry across the decades.
I know that with all of us pulling together we will be able to to support all members in every yard, we will make a difference, and we will make the transport industry safe and fair.