TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 19 April 2017

The Transport Workers’ Union is cautiously welcoming the Government’s stricter rules on the migrant labour program.

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TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 4 April 2017

Transport workers and activists will hold co-ordinated protests around the country today over transport operator, Northline, which is spear-heading a race to the bottom in the industry through poor wages and conditions.

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TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 10 November 2016

Underpayment of a Sri Lankan truck driver by almost $9,000 highlights the ongoing problem of exploitation in the transport industry, the Transport Workers’ Union has warned.

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TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 29 June 2016

The Transport Workers Union has sounded the alarm on workplace visa rorts in the Australian road transport industry, which are endangering the public by creating a class of untrained drivers working well below industry standards.

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TWU NSW MEDIA RELEASE, 25 May 2016

Transport Workers Union NSW Acting Secretary Richard Olsen has welcomed the decision by the Fair Work Commission to award a driver unfairly dismissed by the Indian Consulate in Sydney more than $10,000 saying that it sends a clear message that no employer is above the law.

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TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 22 March 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union at a Senate inquiry has called on state and federal governments to urgently close loopholes allowing untrained, illegal and exploited workers to drive trucks.

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ABC News, by Norman Hermant, 26 February 2016

A group of Pacific islanders are being paid less than $10 a week after deductions to pick fruit and vegetables on Australian farms by a company that sponsored their visas under a federally-run worker program.

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TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 5 February 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union has called for industry-wide training for truck drivers following an incident in the M5 tunnel Sydney today which caused major traffic chaos.

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The government's not being open about how workers are hurt by the free trade deal. Debate about Australian jobs being lost to foreigners as a result of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement is intensifying. So the government has released a "myths versus realities" fact sheet to clarify matters, but it fails to show how the trade agreement really affects workers.

Canberra Times, by Joanna Howe, 22 July 2015
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