TWU

  • Media Release

    Defusing "Mobile Bombs" – National Dispute in Oil, Fuel and Gas

    April 29

    A national tribunal will today consider minimum safety standards for Australian petrol tankers after nationwide research revealed 1 in 4 tanker drivers were pressured to speed and 1 in 2 drivers reported inadequate brake inspections.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 29 April 2014

  • Media Release

    1,100 Factory Deaths One Year On: Coles Still Using Bangladesh Sweatshops

    April 24

    One year after the Rana Plaza collapse that resulted in 1,100 factory deaths, the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) has notified the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh of suspected human rights abuses by Australian retailer Coles.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 24 April 2014

  • News

    Balanced Super Funds Again on Track for Double-digit Returns

    April 23

    Balanced superannuation funds are on track for another year of double-digit returns in 2013-14 as global sharemarkets continue to rise.

    SMH, by Sally Patten, 23 April 2014

  • Video

    Truck Driver Penalties Are Too Harsh

    April 22

    (WIN Toowoomba, 22 April 2014) Truck drivers are enjoying changes introduced earlier this year, that streamline the legislation affecting their log books and working hours across state borders. Some are concerned the penalties are too harsh, and do not address the real safety issues on roads.

  • Media Release

    Restoring Freedom

    April 16

    Tony Sheldon Address to the National Press Club

  • News

    ACT Garbage Collectors to Go on Strike

    April 16

    Canberra garbage collectors will go on strike on Wednesday and Thursday next week, in response to what they say are stalled negotiations with Sita Australia.

    Canberra Times, by Ben Westcott, 17 April 2014