TWU

  • Media Release

    Coles in Court

    May 06

    Transport Workers Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today urged the ACCC to examine Coles' use of unconscionable conduct throughout its supply chain, including the use of unfair economic pressure on drivers to force them to speed or skip rest breaks.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 6 May 2014

  • Video

    CH7: Toll Road

    May 04

    (CH7 Perth, 4 May 2014) Truck drivers fear their vehicle's safety may be compromised if they are charged for using the Roe Highway extension.

  • Video

    Canberra Garbo Called Off Industrial Action

    May 01

    (WIN Canberra, 1 May 2014) Canberra garbage collectors have called off planned industrial action after the Transport Workers Union presented new draft contracts from SITA this morning. Workers claim they have been $100 per week worse off since SITA assumed control of ACT garbage collection last year.

  • 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