• News

    Truck Boss to Face Court

    February 05

    The director of a Tully trucking company, who allegedly told drivers to “smoke it up” when he wanted them to reach destinations faster, is among four senior staff who have been charged over transport regulation breaches.
    Cairns Post, by Grace Uhr, 5 Feb 2014

  • Media Release

    Petrol Tanker Fleet Are "Mobile Bombs" - National Dispute Lodged over Oil, Fuel and Gas Safety

    February 04

    The Transport Workers Union will today lodge a national dispute over safety issues in Australia's oil, fuel and gas industries, with new industry surveys showing 1 in 4 petrol tanker drivers are pressured to break the speed limit, 1 in 3 are pushed to falsify logbooks, and 1 in 2 skip rest breaks and drive while fatigued.

  • Media Release

    Cosgrove Retirement: Qantas Needs a Board with Aviation Skills

    January 29

    Transport Workers Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today urged Qantas to go beyond replacing Peter Cosgrove on its Board, with a wholesale cleanout of Board members without hands-on aviation experience.

  • News

    Griffith's Terri Butler Stands up for Safe Rates and Safe Roads

    January 23

    Griffith by-election Labor candidate Terri Butler stood up for motorists, truckies and their families this morning when she took her pledge to save the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal for a safer and fairer road transport industry.
    TWU QLD MEIDA RELEASE, 23 January 2014

  • News

    Cobham Members Stand up to Condition Cuts

    January 20

    In a move to cut costs, Cobham management decided certain meal allowances for inflight members were no longer necessary, despite being an item of their enterprise agreement.
    TWU QLD NEWS, 20 January 2014

  • Media Release

    ATA Push for Foreign Truck Drivers

    January 05

    TWU Acting National Secretary Michael Kaine has slammed the call from the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) for trucking companies to be granted free reign to bring in overseas drivers as a ludicrous proposal that deliberately ignores the root causes of the crisis in the trucking industry.