• Media Release

    TWU Calls On Labor Party To Get Serious About Executive Pay And Workplace Reform

    July 25

    TWU NSW MEDIA RELEASE, 25 July 2015

    Transport Workers’ Union NSW Secretary Michael Aird and TWU QLD Secretary Peter Biagini today called on the ALP to get serious about escalating executive pay and fair Australian jobs, pay and conditions by strengthening its national platform to include new workplace amendments put forward by the Union.

  • News

    Abbott Has Sold Out Australian Workers To China

    July 22

    Canberra Times, by Joanna Howe, 22 July 2015

    The government's not being open about how workers are hurt by the free trade deal. Debate about Australian jobs being lost to foreigners as a result of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement is intensifying. So the government has released a "myths versus realities" fact sheet to clarify matters, but it fails to show how the trade agreement really affects workers.

  • News

    Driven To Self-Harm

    July 21

    Illawara Mercury, by Joshua Butler, 21 July 2015

    THE family of an Oak Flats truckie who took his own life after being victimised for raising safety concerns, wants a Senate inquiry to demand reform in the trucking industry.

  • 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.