TWU

  • Media Release

    VOLUNTARY CERTIFICATION IS WAY OFF THE MARK: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE MUST BE REGULATED BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

    July 06

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 6 July 2018

    The Transport Workers’ Union says Dr Alan Finkel’s proposal for a voluntary certificate that would give Artificial Intelligence (AI) companies and products an ‘ethical stamp’ is miles off the protections we need to keep people safe and alive in Australia.

  • News

    EX-DELIVERY RIDER TAKES ON FOODORA IN AUSTRALIAN FIRST

    July 05

    SBS News, by Hannah Sinclair, 4 July 2018
     
    A former delivery rider has taken his dismissal to the Fair Work Commission, in what’s believed to be the first case of its kind.

  • News

    TWU WELCOMES VIC OWNER DRIVER LAWS

    July 05

    ATN, 4 July 2018
     
    Proposed laws will give owner drivers access to existing contracts and require they be paid within 30 days, among other things.

  • News

    STATE ALP PUTS AI POLICY ON THE TABLE

    July 05

    The Australian, by Chris Griffith, 4 July 2018

    The Labor Party is considering a policy to regulate the use of artificial intelligence following forecasts of substantial job losses as a result of automation.

  • Media Release

    DELIVERY RIDER DEMANDS RIGHTS AT FIRST UNFAIR DISMISSAL HEARING AT FAIR WORK COMMISSION

    July 03

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 3 July 2018
     
    A delivery rider today told the Fair Work Commission that he deserves rights and protections, after Foodora unfairly sacked him earlier this year when he challenged their low rates and poor conditions.

  • Media Release

    TWU WARNING OVER 'CATASTOPHIC' PROBLEMS IF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE REMAINS UNREGULATED

    July 02

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 30 June 2018
     
    Failure to regulate artificial intelligence will result in catastrophic social and ethical problems, the Transport Workers’ Union is warning.