TWU

  • Video

    ABC Wide Bay: Road Safety Alarm Bell

    February 18

    (ABC Wide Bay, 18 Feb 2016) It’s been a horrific month for road deaths involving trucks, sounding alarm bells for road safety. TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon talks about the lethal economic pressures on truck drivers, and calls for Safe Rates to tackle the road tragedies.

  • News

    Fair Work Rules Linfox Workers Can Spend Public Holidays With Families

    February 18

    TWU NSW MEDIA RELEASE, 18 February 2016

    Transport Workers Union NSW Secretary Michael Aird has welcomed a ruling that allows night shift warehouse workers in Sydney’s West to continue spending public holidays at home with their families instead of being forced into work at the whims Linfox management.

  • News

    ABC Radio Illawarra: Rob Pirc Talks About Council's Responsibilities Towards Subloos Workers

    February 18

    TWU NSW News, 17 February 2016
     
    The Transport Workers' Union, representing 24 workers affected by a Shoalhaven waste depot contractor, is calling for the council to give them jobs. TWU South Coast Secretary Robert Pirc says Joanna Gash, Shoalhaven Mayor owes employees a job.

  • News

    Safe and Fair Rates

    February 18

    Owner Driver, by TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon, 18 February 2016
     
    We in Australia have never shied away from fighting for our rights. It’s the reason Australia was the first place to adopt the 8-hour working day and the reason we pioneered schemes to protect the vulnerable, such as the superannuation system and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

  • Media Release

    Fatal Truck Crash at Amamoor Highlights Crisis in Trucking, TWU Warns

    February 17

    TWU MEDIA RELEAE, 17 February 2016
     
    The death of a 58-year-old woman in  truck crash on Mary Valley Road at Amamoor highlights the crisis in trucking and shows the need for transport operators and wealthy retailers to ensure drivers are paid a safe, fair wage with well-maintained vehicles, the Transport Workers’ Union has said.

  • News

    Transport Operator Hit With Massive Fine For Underpaying Truck Drivers

    February 17

    Owner Driver, 16 February 2016
     
    Court imposes $41,600 fine against Victorian transport company for underpaying its drivers almost $70,000.