TWU

  • Media Release

    Qantas Call For Industrial War Puts Ideology Ahead Commercial Return

    February 13

    Transport Workers Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today said Qantas plans to declare industrial war on its workforce were cynicism of the worst kind and would further damage the airline’s profitability.

  • Media Release

    National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

    February 10

    Transport Workers’ Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today (10/2/14) said the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, which starts operations today, would not address the economic pressures on drivers which were the major cause of speeding, fatigue and poor maintenance.

  • Video

    Truck Driver's Death Prompts Campaign to Ensure Drivers Equipped with Emergency Supplies

    February 05

    (720 ABC Perth, 4 Feb 2014) Three years after the death of a truck driver in the Goldfields, a campaign is running to prevent similar tragedies. The TWU urges the companies to sit up and take notice and do the right things.

  • News

    Truckie's Death Prompts Campaign to Ensure Drivers Equipped with Emergency Supplies

    February 05


    Three years after the death of a truck driver in the Goldfields, WorkSafe is running a campaign to try to prevent similar tragedies.

    ABC News, by Erin Parke, 4 Feb 2014

  • News

    Truck Boss to Face Court

    February 05


    The director of a Tully trucking company, who allegedly told drivers to “smoke it up” when he wanted them to reach destinations faster, is among four senior staff who have been charged over transport regulation breaches.
     
    Cairns Post, by Grace Uhr, 5 Feb 2014

  • Media Release

    Petrol Tanker Fleet Are "Mobile Bombs" - National Dispute Lodged over Oil, Fuel and Gas Safety

    February 04

    The Transport Workers Union will today lodge a national dispute over safety issues in Australia's oil, fuel and gas industries, with new industry surveys showing 1 in 4 petrol tanker drivers are pressured to break the speed limit, 1 in 3 are pushed to falsify logbooks, and 1 in 2 skip rest breaks and drive while fatigued.