• Media Release

    More Needs To Be Done To Avoid Another Cootes

    October 08

    The Transport Workers’ Union today welcomed a further $50,000 fine to trucking company Cootes Transport for operating unsafe vehicles, but said more needs to be done to hold to account those at the top of transport supply chains for the lethal pressures that lead to poor maintenance records in Australia’s most dangerous industry.
    TWU STATEMENT, 8 October 2014

  • Media Release

    Time For Coles To Take Responsibility For Safe Rates

    October 08

    TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon today welcomed the admission of “ethical and moral responsibility” from retail giant Coles to ensure all workers on Coles sites are fairly paid, but said this must extend throughout the entire supply chain.
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 8 October 2014

  • News

    TWU Membership Endorse Ambitious Plan For Growth

    October 07

    Tony Sheldon and Michael Kaine re-elected as National Secretary and National Assistant Secretary.

    Members of the Transport Workers’ Union of Australia today showed their confidence in the Union’s plan for growth, by unanimously endorsing Tony Sheldon and Michael Kaine for the positions of National Secretary and National Assistant Secretary until 2018.

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 7 October 2014

  • Media Release

    Senator Muir Joins Fight For Safe Rates

    October 02

    The Transport Workers Union today announced a victory in the campaign for Safe Rates in the trucking industry as critical crossbencher, Senator Ricky Muir, pledged his support to retain Australia’s road safety watchdog - the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT).
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 2 October 2014

  • Media Release

    Adelaide Lives At Risk If Road Safety Watchdog Is Axed

    September 18

    Federal MP for Adelaide Kate Ellis was updated today by a group of concerned local courier drivers on the danger of more people being injured or killed on South Australian roads if the Federal Government succeeded in abolishing Australia’s road safety watchdog - the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal - when parliament resumes later this year.
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 18 September 2014

  • Media Release

    TWU Draft Order For A Safer Oil, Fuel And Gas Sector

    September 11

    A critical draft Order was yesterday released by the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) to address horrific safety standards in the Oil, Fuel and Gas sector.
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 11 September 2014