TWU

  • Media Release

    Major Win In Fight For Trucking Safety Comes During Deadly Christmas Period

    December 21

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 21 December 2015
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has welcomed a major boost for safety in trucking with a ruling on minimum safe rates for owner drivers.

  • News

    Business Alarmed at New Pay Rates for Truckies

    December 20

    AFR, by Ewin Hannan, 20 December 2015
     
    Business has criticised an "anti-competitive" decision to introduce mandatory minimum payments for many truck drivers, saying the move will increase costs and jeopardise the viability of road transport companies.

  • Media Release

    TWU WELCOMES MAJOR WIN IN FIGHT FOR ROAD SAFETY

    December 18

    The Transport Workers’ Union has welcomed a major boost for safety in trucking with a ruling on minimum safe rates for owner drivers.

  • News

    Bluescope Contracted Trucking Company Lets Go Of A Dozen Drivers In Lead-up To Xmas

    December 18

    ABC News, by Emily Laurence, 18 December 2015
     
    A heavy industry services company subcontracting to the Wollongong steelworks has laid off a dozen truck drivers just days out from Christmas.

  • Media Release

    TWU TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST JETSTAR OVER THREATS TO GROUND AIRLINE

    December 15


    The Transport Workers’ Union will apply to the Fair Work Commission for good faith bargaining orders against Jetstar. The union is seeking the orders in response to threats by Jetstar that it would ground the airline, similar to the 2011 action of its parent company Qantas.

  • Media Release

    New Tech Industries Are Bringing Digital Work Choices, TWU's Tony Sheldon Warns

    December 11

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 11 December 2015
     
    The so-called disruptive economy is bringing in “digital work choices” by stealth as companies such as Uber drive down workers’ rights, TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon has warned.