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    BECOME A MEMBER

    Currently we have 90,000 members throughout Australia in the transport industry. These women and men work in aviation, oil, waste management, gas, road transport, passenger vehicles and freight logistics. We represent employees of companies including Toll, Linfox, TNT, CEVA, Booths, Asciano, K & S, Startrack, Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and many, many more. Contact your state branch to become a member of TWU.

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  • SAFE RATES IN KOREA

    Unions in South Korea are fighting for safe, fair rates and conditions for truck drivers. Drivers at food company Pulmuone have been on strike since early September 2015 in protest over a 20-year pay freeze and appalling safety conditions. Workers tell how they are forced to pay money daily to Pulmuone to keep their contracts with the company. They tell of fainting on the job from fatigue.

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Campaigns

  • UNITE FOR A BETTER AGREEMENT AT QGS

    TWU members at Qantas Ground Handling are standing strong together for a new Agreement that secure them a fairer deal. QGS is part of the Qantas Group, but QGS workers are treated much differently to their Qantas colleagues.

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  • PUMA ENERGY WORKERS WILL NOT BE DIVIDED!

    TWU members are Puma Energy remain strong and united despite tactics from management to split negotiations and meet with drivers, mechanics and operations separately.

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News

  • Truck Drivers Block Busy Sydney Streets, Hold Rallies Across The Country

    28 April

    Truck drivers have blocked a major junction in Sydney CBD as others held rallies around Australia to protest the Federal Government’s opposition to the crisis in trucking. Over 200 owner and employee drivers angry at the Government’s vote last week against safe rates for drivers sat down at the intersection of Goulburn and Pitt Streets and called on Malcolm Turnbull to stop putting profits over people’s lives. In Brisbane and Adelaide truck drivers and activists held vigils to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day.

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  • Office Supply Giant Staples Sacks 45 Sydney Based Owner Drivers By SMS

    27 April

    Transport Workers Union NSW Secretary Michael Aird has branded American office supplies giant Staples heartless for sacking 45 owner driver truck drivers by SMS in an ongoing dispute about low rates of pay for home deliveries and intimidation by management.

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Events

  • TWU National Council 2016

    May

    The 2016 TWU National Council will be held in NSW. TWU delegates, officials and members from across the country will come together to discuss the work of our Union over the past twelve months, and to look forward to the many challenges and opportunities that facing transport workers in coming year.

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