TWU

  • Media Release

    WORLD FIRST AS FOODORA ADMITS ITS AUSTRALIAN DELIVERY RIDERS ARE EMPLOYEES & OWES OVER $8M

    November 12

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 8 November 2018
     
    A world first has been achieved in Australia today as administrators for food delivery company Foodora acknowledged the company owes over $8 million in wages, superannuation and taxes after years of misclassifying its delivery riders. But parent company, German-based Delivery Hero, will pay just $3 million to cover its debts, despite forecasting revenues of $1.2 billion just yesterday.

  • News

    Celebrations in Foodora case may be short-lived

    November 12

    SMH, By Michael Kaine, 12 November 2018
     
    Australia has always been a trailblazer on workers’ rights and last week another significant leap forward was achieved. Food delivery platform Foodora admitted through its administrators that its delivery riders are employees not contractors and accepted the claims against it, amounting to more than $8 million in unpaid wages, superannuation and taxes.

  • News

    National Day of Respect for Public Transport Workers

    November 05

    Australians are being asked to mark today’s National Day of Respect for Public Transport Workers (Monday 5 November 2018) by making sure they say ‘thank you’ as they go about their daily commute. The National Day of Respect for Public Transport Workers is being supported by the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU).

  • News

    Berrima Truck Crash

    November 02

  • Media Release

    TWU CALLS ON GOVERNMENTS TO REGULATE STEVEDORES AS ACCC EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER FEE HIKES

    October 30

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 30 October 2018
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is calling on federal and state governments to regulate stevedores as a report by the ACCC has expressed concern over the impact of fee hikes on supply chains.

  • Media Release

    BIGGEST SURVEY OF RIDE-SHARE DRIVERS REVEALS LOW PAY, VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULTS

    October 24

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 24 October 2018
     
    A major survey of over 1,100 drivers working for Uber and other ride-share companies shows earnings well below minimum rates at just $16 per hour before costs, while over 60% of drivers say they cannot save for superannuation or annual leave.