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  • Join the TWU

    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

  • Australians Flew On Airasia Plane With Fault For One Year Before Deadly Crash

    3 May

    An Indonesia AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea in 2014 killing all on board had carried thousands of Australian passengers while flying with a mechanical fault for the 12 months before the tragedy. Aviation experts were asked by Foreign Correspondent to track the plane 12 months before the crash while it had the mechanical fault. The details of the aircraft's flight path over that period have been uncovered with disturbing questions raised about the role of Indonesia's aviation regulator, including allegations of corruption.

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  • The Jobs Killer Is Coming: How Driverless Trucks Could Change Australia

    2 May

    It’s one of the most exciting technological advances on the horizon, but the arrival of driverless vehicles could devastate Australia. As a nation whose economy revolves around a $200 billion transport and logistics industry, waving goodbye to truck drivers could mean far-reaching effects.

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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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