TWU

  • News

    CH7: Adelaide Bus Drivers Call for Greater Protection

    February 06

  • Media Release

    Tunnel Incident Shows Need for Industry Training, Investigation into 457 Visas

    February 05

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 5 February 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has called for industry-wide training for truck drivers following an incident in the M5 tunnel Sydney today which caused major traffic chaos.

  • News

    Federal Senate Agrees: Trucking Is Waiting Too Long To Be Paid

    February 05

    Owner Driver, by Brad Gardner, 4 February 2016
     
    Non-binding motion calls for businesses to adopt 30-day payment terms.

  • News

    Jetstar Force Vote on Bad Agreement

    February 05

    The Australian, by Mitchell Bingemann, 5 February 2016
     
    Jetstar is bypassing the Transport Workers Union and asking 350 of its baggage handlers to put an end to a long-running pay dispute by voting in favour of an 18-month pay freeze.

  • Media Release

    Companies, Clients Should Be Held Accountable For Truck Deaths Not Just Drivers, Says TWU

    February 04

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 4 February 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for more accountability of transport operators and companies which hire them, as the trial opens of a truck driver following the deaths of two people in Mona Vale in 2013.

  • Media Release

    Three Lives Lost in Two Weeks in QLD Horrific Crashes – Highlights Crisis in Trucking, TWU Warns

    February 04

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 4 February 2016
     
    A young woman has died in a horrific crash in Central Queensland, highlighting the crisis in the Australian trucking industry. The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for transport operators and wealthy retailers in the supply chain to ensure drivers are paid a safe and fair wage with well-maintained vehicles to tackle the road carnage.