TWU

  • Media Release

    Give Migrant Workers The Vote, TWU Demands

    May 18

    The Transport Workers’ Union is demanding that migrant workers be allowed to vote and that costs they are forced to bear, such as health insurance and public education for their children, be shifted to their employers.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 18 May 2015

  • Media Release

    Safety Summit To Examine Deadly Practices In Road Transport

    May 11

    A safety summit examining the reasons why trucking is Australia’s deadliest profession will be one of the main focuses of this year’s Transport Workers’ Union national council.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 11 May 2015

  • Media Release

    TWU Demands Action Over Exploitation By Major Retailers

    May 05

    The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for migrant workers to have mandatory access to union representatives to ensure they are informed of their rights and can seek help if they are being exploited.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 5 May 2015

  • News

    Unions March As One In Toowoomba For Labour Day

    May 04

    They’re the cogs in the machine the keep the Toowoomba economy running.
     
    The Chronicle, by Andrew Backhouse, 2 May 2015

  • Media Release

    Abuse Revealed In 30% Of Migrant Visas

    April 30


    Problems have been highlighted in over 30% of migrant worker visas recently monitored by the Fair Work Ombudsman, new figures show.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 30 May 2015

  • Video

    CH7: TWU Calls for Better Airport Pay

    April 29

    (CH7 Cairns, 29 Apr 2015) Cairns Airport workers are calling for better wages and conditions. The TWU's recent survey found 74% of workers say their wages do not cover their bills, and 46% have had their hours reduced.