TWU

  • Media Release

    Abetz "review" shows contempt for road safety

    November 21

    Transport Workers' Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today said the Abbott Government's "review" of the national Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal showed contempt for families of the 330 people killed in truck-related crashes in the last year and a casual disregard for drivers pressured by clients to speed or carry overweight loads.

  • News

    Low paid women to lose the most from dumping of superannuation rebate

    November 21

    Sales assistants, checkout operators and food preparation assistants are set to bear the brunt of the Coalitions attack on superannuation.
     
    ACTU MEDIA RELEASE, 21 November 2013

  • News

    Driven to despair

    November 20

    (Channel 9 Adelaide, 18 Nov 2013) Adelaide taxi drivers are considering staging a protest over increasing violence against cabbies, in the wake of three shocking assaults in just three days.

  • Media Release

    Queensland Truck Crash: Young Mother's Death is 7th Truck-related Fatality This Week and Reinforces Need for Safer Roads

    November 15

    Transport Workers’ Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today said the tragic death of a 21-year old Queensland woman was the seventh truck-related fatality this week and reinforced the need for safer roads and safer driving conditions.

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 15 November 2013

  • News

    Union Will Fight Repeal of Truck Pay Body

    November 14

    The Transport Workers Union says it will work with the opposition and minor parties to block any repeal of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT).

    AAP, News.com.au

  • Media Release

    6 Truck Crashes and 6 Deaths since Monday

    November 13

    Transport Workers’ Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today said six truck crashes and six deaths in two days was evidence of the pressure on drivers to speed or skip rest breaks, to meet unrealistic deadlines.