TWU

  • Media Release

    Alexander Spirit – Caltex’s threat to our Nation

    July 20

    MEDIA RELEASE, 20 July 2015

    Transport Workers’ Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon has joined calls for an immediate government intervention to put a stop to Caltex’s outsourcing of Australian Seafarer jobs to international crew paid poverty wages of less than $2 an hour.

  • News

    'Slavery Is Alive And Well In 21st-Century Australia'

    July 20

    Sun Herald, by Kieran Gair, 19 July 2015

    A man trafficked from India under a sham 457 visa arrangement was held in conditions "akin to slavery" for 16 months, a Sydney court has heard.

  • News

    Perth Bus Safety Checks Ended Two Weeks Before Esplanade Busport Blaze

    July 19

    Western Australia, by Kate Campbell, 19 July 2015

    JUST two weeks before Tuesday’s gas-powered bus explosion, the Public Transport Authority ordered a halt to regular safety inspections at a quarter of its gas vehicle depots.

  • News

    Growers Feel Squeeze From Supermarkets

    July 19

    Sunday Mail, Sophie Elsworth, 19 July 2015

    Farmers around the country are getting the lowest prices in living memory for their produce and many are being driven from the land.

  • News

    RMS Has Sights Firmly On Distribution Centres

    July 17

    Owner Driver, by Brad Gardner, 17 July 2015

    Distribution centres belonging to big-name transport clients are in the sights of the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) as part of efforts to enforce chain of responsibility.

  • News

    New Safety Fears After Big Blaze Guts Gas Bus

    July 15

    The West Australian, by Tim Clarke, 15 July 2015

    The safety of Perth’s gas bus fleet was pushed to the forefront of the minds of passengers and drivers again yesterday, after a fierce blaze gutted a bus inside the Esplanade bus station.