TWU

  • 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.

  • News

    Another Victory for Workers

    November 08

    TWU members carry out a range of works at Cement Australia including loading the bulk of cement products to concrete plants in Glebe and Clyde, out of places like Newcastle and Port Kembla.

    Big Rigs, TWU NSW News, 8 November 2013

  • Media Release

    Coles Risks Lives

    November 07

    National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU), Tony Sheldon today said supermarket giant Coles was responsible for an increased risk of truck crashes on Australian roads, by forcing drivers to speed, drive unsafe hours and carry overweight loads.

  • News

    Violence against Ambos 'the Tip of the Iceberg'

    November 06


    New reports of violence against paramedics are just the "tip of the iceberg", according to ambulance union.

    The Canberra Times, by Christopher Knaus, 6 November 2013

  • Media Release

    TWU Tells Small Business Minister That Major Retailers Squeeze on Suppliers Extends Well Beyond Food Industry

    October 30

    The Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) has told Small Business Minister Bruce Billson that the relentless squeezing of suppliers by major retailers like Coles extends well beyond the food industry, and that when it comes to squeezing Australian truck drivers it can lead to death and destruction on our roads.