• Media Release

    330 Deaths A Year As Retailer Buys Abolition Of National Safety Watchdog

    July 07

    Transport Workers Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today joined around 150 truck drivers and their families at the Coles “Safety Circus” in Pyrmont – an advance memorial for the 330 people who will die in truck-related crashes on Australian roads this year.
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 7 July 2014

  • News

    Eric Abetz Admits Error in Tony Sheldon Claims

    July 02

    Employment Minister Eric Abetz has conceded he wrongly claimed union leader Tony Sheldon had admitted using members’ funds to bankroll a Health Services Union election.

    The Australian, by Ewin Hannan, 2 July 2014

  • News

    Truckies Lash Out At Safety

    June 27

    A group representing female truck drivers in WA's north believe poor training standards and inexperienced overseas drivers are proving increasingly dangerous on country roads.
    The West Australian, by Sam Tomlin, 27 June 2014

  • News

    Union Says Garbos' Work Conditions Are 'Rubbish'

    June 12

    Forced to stand in a waste pit, blowing a whistle to distract birds, is a quick way to get an employee to want to leave.
    Daily Mercury, 12 June 2014

  • News


    June 10

    The Transport Workers’ Union will target JJ Richards & Sons in Mackay, QLD tomorrow morning to discuss issues and workplace conditions with members.

    WHEN: 09:30am, Wednesday 11 June 2014
    WHERE: JJ Richards & Sons, 21 Michelmore St, Paget

  • News

    Australian Bureau of Statistics Data Reveals Weekly Income in Decline

    June 05

    Weekly income is on the decline for the first time since 2008.
    NEWS.COM, 5 June 2014