TWU

  • Media Release

    Government Foreshadows Light Touch On Road Safety

    September 11

    Transport Workers’ Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today called for the Government to explain its plans to safeguard 457 workers with poor English language skills against exploitation and unsafe work practices.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 11 September 2014

  • News

    March for Road Safety in Adelaide

    September 08

    The TWU SA/NT Branch is holding a silent march to pay tribute to those killed and injured in truck crashes this year throughout South Australia. The march is on 11 September 2014, 11:45am at the Torrens Parade Ground, Adelaide SA.

  • 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