TWU

  • Media Release

    Westgate Freeway Accident: One Truck Crash Death Every Week In Victoria

    September 02

    Transport Workers Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today said 34 deaths in Victorian truck crashes this year was further evidence of economic pressure on truck drivers to speed or skip rest breaks in order to meet unrealistic deadlines.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 2 September 2014

  • News

    Mother Truckers

    September 01

    Women are carving out well-paid careers as long-haul truck drivers

    SMH, by Julie Power, 30 August 2014

  • Media Release

    Qantas Must Change Course

    August 28

    Transport Workers Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today called on Qantas’ institutional investors to step in and force a change of course at the airline, after the Qantas Board again failed to produce a strategy for growth and a return to profits.
     
    TWU Media Release, 28 August 2014

  • Media Release

    Cleanaway Fleet Grounding

    August 20


    Transport Workers’ Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today said a decision by waste company Transpacific/Cleanaway to ground its fleet of 2,800 garbage trucks was further evidence of the economic pressure imposed by clients on transport companies and their drivers.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 20 August 2014

  • Media Release

    Australia’s Safe Rates Campaign Wins International Support

    August 16

    The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) Congress in Sofia, Bulgaria, today launched the global "Safe Rates and a Safe Industry- We're In, Are you?" campaign for Australian truck drivers in the Transport Workers Union (TWU).
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 16 August 2014

  • Media Release

    ILLAWARRA LIVES AT RISK IF ROAD SAFETY WATCHDOG IS AXED

    August 15

    Federal MPs Sharon Bird and Stephen Jones were updated today by the TWU on the danger of more people being injured or killed on Illawarra roads if the Federal Government succeeded in abolishing Australia’s road safety watchdog - the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal.