TWU

  • News

    Local Shoalhaven Waste Workers Will Be Left in the Dumps if Council Does Not Act

    January 29

    TWU NSW Branch News, 28 January 2016
     
    Transport Workers' Union NSW Secretary Michael Aird has called on Shoalhaven City Council to step in to protect local waste workers who risk being left in the dumps without pay, superannuation and employment.

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    Tasmanian Truck Drivers' Memorial Wall Celebration

    January 28

    TWU VIC/TAS Branch News, 27 January 2015

    Family, friends, workmates and colleagues stood side-by-side at the Tasmanian Truck Drivers Memorial last week to honour those who have lost their lives at work - on and off the road.

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    AirAsia Has Poor Safety Record

    January 28

    AFR, 27 January 2016
     
    News of extra routes by AirAsia between Australia and New Zealand should be a serious cause for concern ("Trans-Tasman competition heats up as foreign airlines enter market", January 25). This is the same airline which was found to have been responsible for shocking failings in a report by Indonesia's National Transport Safety Committee on the crash of a flight from Surabaya to Singapore just over a year ago, killing all 162 passengers and crew on board.

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    It Took Hard Yakka but We Won Safe Rates Battle

    January 27

    Big Rigs, by Michael Aird, TWU NSW Secretary, 26 January 2016
     
    Decades of hard-yakka campaigning by truck drivers standing together as part of the TWU has scored a major success, with the recent ruling by the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal on minimum safe rates for owner drivers.

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    Cold Hearted Swires Sacks Workers

    January 25

    The TWU condemns the actions taken by management at Swire Cold Storage/Frigmobile in forcing redundancies on long-term employees.
     
    TWU QLD Branch News, 21 January 2016

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    Rallying Together

    January 21

    Owner Driver, by Tony Sheldon, Jan 2016
     
    The battle for 'Safe Rates' continues to gain momentum around the world. Now South Korea is looking to adopt Australia's model, Tony Sheldon writes.