• Media Release

    If You Do Aussie Work You Deserve Aussie Rights

    August 14

    The exploitation of foreign workers in Australia and the need to make sure that our kids receive the skills and training they require for the jobs of today and tomorrow is back on the electoral agenda as the Transport Workers Union (TWU) launched its campaign for Aussie Work, Aussie Rights today in Sydney.

  • News

    No Trade With Vietnam

    August 09

    It’s no accident that average American families have seen our incomes decline over the last 20 years as politicians of both parties have signed “free trade” agreements, which do nothing but trade American jobs, worker safety standards, and food and consumer safety standards for bigger corporate profits. We don’t need any more free trade agreements; what we need are fair trade agreements.
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters

  • Media Release

    Qantas Turns Its Back on South Australian Workers

    August 08

    TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon has called on Qantas to keep the Adelaide Q Catering facility open saying that Qantas has turned its back on South Australian workers and their families, doing little to help the 150 loyal workers at the Adelaide airport whose livelihoods are threatened by the proposed closure of the facility.

  • Media Release

    Safe Rates for Truckies – Our Lives Depend On It

    August 07

    The impact of unsafe pay rates for truck drivers on road safety was laid bare in Adelaide today, when a mangled truck was put on display outside Coles in Prospect.

  • News

    Truckie Wins Big Boss Battle to Reclaim Money

    August 07

    A Tweed Heads truck driver has been awarded $15,000 after winning a two-year David and Goliath legal battle against his former multinational employer.

    THE NORTHERN STAR, by Sue Gardiner, 7 August 2013

  • News

    Union Demands Pay for Truckies Be Lifted Further

    August 05

    The Transport Workers' Union has demanded an overhaul of a draft remuneration order for the nation's truckies, insisting a federal government tribunal further increase pay rates and impose a training levy on major clients who use road transport.

    THE AUSTRALIAN, by Michael Owen