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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

    Korean prosecutors have asked for five years jail for KPTU Vice President Cho Sung-deok just for standing up for working rights. Eight members have been jailed already. Show your support for union members in Korea and sign the petition!

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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

  • Holcim Australia Have Given 19 Of Their Local Employees The Worst Possible Start To 2017

    16 January

    On their arrival at work this morning 15 quarry tip truck drivers and four mechanics working in the Holcim yard at Albion Park were told their jobs were to be made redundant. In an outrageous move, Holcim has told their drivers that they can find jobs with local subcontractors who are hired by Holcim to work their quarries. Drivers will end up losing six dollars an hour for doing exactly what they are doing now. Robert Pirc, South Coast and Southern Sub-Branch Secretary of the Transport Workers Union of NSW is calling on Holcim to re-instate drivers to their original jobs.

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  • Adelaide Bus Drivers Lodge for Protected Action

    16 Janaury

    On 16 January 2017 the Transport Workers Union of Australia lodged a protected action ballot with the Fair Work Commission. Members of the TWU employed by Light City Buses will be participating in the vote as they fight for safe rates in the bus industry. TWU SA/NT Branch Secretary Ray Wyatt said "unfortunately the public will be caught up in this dispute if strikes are taken but our drivers take their agreement and conditions very seriously and this is what needs to happen to show the Company they mean business. All drivers want is fair pay and a safe workplace, so they can continue doing the job they love with dignity."

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Events

  • Safety Summit

    3 February 2017

    The TWU will hold a safety summit bringing together truck drivers, the transport industry, regulators and academics

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