TWU

  • News

    Driver Pay Rise Rewards Swift Transportation

    August 06

    Australasian Transport News, by Brad Gardner, 6 August 2015

    Premier US trucking firm Swift Transportation is continuing to generate positive feedback from its decision one year ago to begin paying its truck drivers more.

  • Media Release

    Australia Post Must Take Responsibility For Low Pay, Says TWU

    August 04

    MEDIA RELEASE, 4 Aug 2015

    The Transport Workers’ Union is demanding that Australia Post ensure that all workers delivering the company’s goods are paid a fair wage. It is vital that workers are given decent rates of pay that allows them to support their families and ensures they are not put under pressure to take risks which put themselves and other road users at risk.

  • Media Release

    Twu Calls For Register Of Passengers Banned From Airlines

    August 03

    MEDIA RELEASE, 3 August 2015

    The Transport Workers’ Union is demanding that the government set up a register of disruptive passengers banned from airlines. Anyone who assaults cabin crew or other passengers would be included on the register to ensure that offenders banned by one airline do not travel on other airlines, putting other crew and passengers at risk.

  • News

    Chain Of Command

    August 01

    Australasian Transport News, by Brad Gardner, 1 August 2015

    One of Victoria's top cops concedes the state needs to do better on chain of responsibility prosecutions, so he's putting forward a plan to improve its success rate.

  • News

    Tony Sheldon on Safe Work Australia Survey Showing Unsafe Trucking Industry Practices

    July 31

  • News

    Trucking Bosses Admit To Breaking Their Safety Rules

    July 31

    The Age, by Adam Carey, 30 July 2015

    The trucking industry's reputation as one of the most dangerous in Australia has been reinforced by a survey in which hundreds of employers admit sometimes breaking safety rules to complete work on time, and say workplace injuries are an everyday risk of the job.