TWU

  • News

    Transport Workers’ Union To Join ACTU Leadership

    March 24

    Scott Connolly, Assistant Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union Queensland branch, has been elected to the ACTU executive as Assistant Secretary.
     
    TWU News, 24 March 2015

  • Media Release

    STOP PRESSURE ON WASTE WORKERS, TWU DEMANDS IN TRIBUNAL SUBMISSION

    March 23

    Low pay and poor safety practices are putting waste workers at risk of injury and death, the Transport Workers’ Union has said in a submission to the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal.

  • Media Release

    WORKPLACE CHANGES WILL DRIVE INEQUALITY

    March 18

    Workers are being forced into part time work which is driving them and their families into poverty, the Transport Workers’ Union has warned. Workers are also being expected to provide their labour for free in what amounts to wage theft, the TWU has said in its submission to the Productivity Commission review on workplace relations framework.

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 18 March 2015

  • News

    AS THE FULL-TIME WORKFORCE IS ERODED, CASUALS CLING TO PENALTY RATES

    March 17

    Gerry Herron, Qantas baggage handler, is struggling to make ends meet on casual rates. As a father of three, Gerry says he couldn't afford to keep working as a Qantas baggage handler if his penalty rates were abolished.

    Anna Patty, SMH

  • Video

    March 4 Safe Rates

    March 05

    (Sydney, 4 March 2015) TWU joined thousands of hard working Australians in the nationwide rally for workers' rights. Being a truck driver is the most dangerous job in Australia, the TWU is fighting for Safe Rates for truck drivers and safer roads for all Australians.

  • Media Release

    Reward Workers For Getting Qantas Back To Profit, TWU Demands

    February 26

    The Transport Workers’ Union is demanding Qantas stop cutting jobs and repay its workforce with decent, permanent employment as the airline returns to profit.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEAE, 26 February 2015