TWU

  • Media Release

    Workplace Changes Will Hurt Economy

    January 23

    The Transport Workers’ Union has warned the government that reducing the minimum wage, scrapping extra pay for Sunday and bank holiday work and stripping away workers’ rights will damage the economy.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 23 January 2015

  • News

    Push For Remote-area Phones

    January 20

    The Transport Workers Union wants employers to provide all workers travelling to remote areas with a satellite phone and emergency positioning beacon, saying lessons have not been learnt from past tragedies.
     
    Gabrielle Knowles and Tayissa Barone, The West Australian, 20 January 2015

  • News

    Iron Ore Industry Using Low Prices As An Opportunity To Cut Contract Costs: West Australian Transport Workers Union

    January 13

    Unions are accusing mining companies of using the plunge in the iron ore price as an excuse to slash wages and conditions.
     
    ABC Rural, by Lucinda Jose, 13 January 2015

  • News

    Fatal Truck Crash on M2 a tragic reminder of the risks in Australia’s most dangerous industry

    January 07

    TWU NSW secretary elect Michael Aird said this morning’s fatal truck crash on the M2, which took the life of a truck driver, was a tragic reminder of the risks of working in Australia’s most dangerous industry.

  • Media Release

    Appeal over Christmas Truck-related Deaths

    December 22

    The Transport Workers’ Union has appealed for vigilance and safety this Christmas period to ensure families are not left devastated in truck-related crashes.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 22 December 2014

  • News

    FOI follies prove the powerful hate disclosure

    December 22

    Tony Sheldon

    Sydney Morning Herald, 22 December 2014

     

    TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon writes in the SMH on how the Abbott government’s changes to the Freedom of Information Act threaten to deprive the public of information it has a right to know.