• Media Release

    Truck Drivers Need Safe Rates to Recover Carbon Tax Costs

    July 11

    The TWU has today expressed concern that the application of a de facto carbon tax on fuels for heavy vehicles from July 2014 will further disadvantage truck drivers and cause more deaths on Australian roads.

  • Media Release

    Airline Ticket Charges Should Fund Aviation Workers

    July 07

    The TWU national secretary, Tony Sheldon, said Tiger Airways continued grounding by CASA was a sign for the future of low cost aviation companies and demonstrated the need to require airlines to commit a small portion of ticket costs to ensure dismissed workers receive some assistance when an airline is grounded or put out of business. 

  • Media Release

    Carbon Tax Will Cost Drivers Up To $200 A Week

    July 06

    The Transport Workers Union has today revealed truck drivers and small trucking operators could be facing charges of up to $200 a week on fuel alone with no way to recover the cost under the carbon tax proposed by the federal Government.

  • Media Release

    TWU calls for drivers to be safe from petrol increases

    July 04

    The Transport Workers Union has called on the Federal Government to include owner-drivers and employee drivers in the exemption of fuel for the CPRS after drivers were left out of the mix.

  • Media Release

    TWU to comment on aviation security recommendations

    June 16

    The Transport Workers Union has welcomed recommendations from the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement for increased security at domestic airports.

  • Media Release

    Survey shows Qantas safety performance has dropped

    June 09

    An Auspoll survey released today shows that almost half of Qantas customers believe the airline’s safety performance is worse than it was five years ago.