TWU

  • Media Release

    Action Needed As Report Exposes Widespread Harrassment At DHL

    March 08

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 8 March 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) has called for immediate action to investigate DHL operations in Australia after a new report exposed widespread harassment and bullying of employees by management in the company’s international operations.

  • News

    Qatar Rights Record Not Acceptable

    March 08

    AFR, 7 March 2016
     
    Qatar Airways has a track record of abuse of its employees ("An audience with Qatar Airways' Al Baker", March 4). It keeps staff under constant surveillance and sacks them for minor offences, such as using too much hair gel, wearing their hat wrongly or having a tattoo. The airline is entirely owned by the Qatari government which criminalises homosexuals. When confronted over these issues while in Australia, chief executive Akbar Al Baker insisted that Qatar is a "very modern" country where there are "lady drivers".  It is not acceptable that Australia turns a blind eye to rights violations. Because clearly, as Qatar Airways flights just began into Sydney this week, these violations are now happening here.
     
    Tony Sheldon
    Transport Workers Union
    Sydney, NSW

  • Video

    CH10 Adelaide: TWU Win on Better Buses

    March 05

    (Ten Eyewitness News, 5 Mar 2016) An absolutely huge win by TWU SA/NT Branch members, delegates and officials - thugs who assault bus drivers could now face up to 25 years in prison after the SA State Government agreed to classify assaults a bus driver as a aggravated offense.

  • Media Release

    TWU Protests Employee Abuses At Qatar Airways As Flights To Sydney Begin

    March 04

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 4 March 2016

    The Transport Workers’ Union has held a protest in Sydney over Qatar Airways’ abuse of employees as the airline began its first flights to Sydney. 
     

  • Video

    2GB: Safe Rates for Truck Drivers

    March 04

    (2GB Money News, 29 Feb 2016) TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon discusses about the importance of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal’s Order on minimum rates for owner drivers.

  • Media Release

    Two Dead In Horror Crash Highlighting Crisis In Trucking, TWU Warns

    March 04

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 4 March 2016

    Two people have been killed, including a female sedan driver and a male truck driver, in a horrific crash in Victoria, highlighting the crisis in trucking, according the Transport Workers’ Union.