TWU

  • Media Release

    After 1,100 Factory Deaths, Coles Owes Bangladesh A New Year’s Gift of Safety

    April 14

    Australian retailer Coles has been urged to mark today’s Bangladesh New Year (April 14, 2014) by signing an accord to prevent the use of sweatshops for clothing sold in Coles stores nationwide.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 14 April 2014

  • News

    Blanket One-Metre Cycling Rule Not the Answer

    April 07

    The introduction of the one-metre cyclist rule, which starts today, is not a one-stop solution to long-term road safety, the Transport Workers’ Union says.
     
    TWU QLD MEDIA RELEASE, 7 April 2014

  • Media Release

    Minimum Rates for Truck Drivers

    April 04

    The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal today heard statements from drivers, employers and clients on minimum rates for truck drivers.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 4 April 2014

  • Media Release

    Police Asked to Widen Hampton Crash Investigation

    April 04

    The Transport Workers Union has today written to the Victorian Police requesting that the investigation into the fatal truck crash in Hampton on March 26, be extended to include the work practices of the retailer Coles.

  • News

    Queensland Health to Sack a Hundred from Children's Ward

    April 04

    Over 100 children’s ward support staff will be sacked when the Royal Children’s Hospital at Herston moves to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in South Brisbane this November.

    TWU QLD MEDIA RELEASE, 4 April 2014

  • Media Release

    Hampton Truck Crash

    March 31

    Transport Workers Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today said the Hampton truck crash on March 26 was further evidence of the pressure on drivers to speed or skip rest breaks in order to meet unrealistic deadlines.