• News

    Hanson Reinstates Owner-drivers

    June 21

    We celebrated a victory last week when we reached an interim agreement with concrete company Hanson, with the assistance of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (NSWIRC), when the company agreed to reinstate around 130 owner-drivers who had been made redundant the week before.

    Big Rigs

  • Video

    Updates on Truck Driver Contracts Termination by Hanson Construction Materials

    June 13

    (2GB, 13 June 2013) Ray Hadley interviewed with TWU NSW Assistant State Secretary Michael Aird to update the NSW Industrial Relations Commission hearing into the termination of truck driver contracts by German company Hanson Construction Materials. The TWU had applied for an injunction. Michael says Hanson have committed to withdraw the termination notices, but that they are working to ensure the rates are sustainable, safe and fair.

  • News

    Truck Drivers Turfed Out as Concrete Firm Restructures

    June 12

    More than 100 concrete truck drivers around the state will soon be made redundant, after concrete company Hanson announced a restructuring of its concrete cartage business in NSW.

    Daily Telegraph

  • Video

    Hanson Axed 130 Truckies' Job

    June 11

    (2GB) It is outrages that HeidelbergCement Group's Hanson would try to sack 130 truckies at 2 o'clock on a Friday before the long weekend. The company is one of the largest construction companies in the world, are very profitable, and have a huge market share - the decision appears only to be driven by greed. Last year Hanson also applied to the Government for 170 positions, including truck drivers, on 457 visas.

  • Media Release

    Union Members Get More In The Transport Sector

    June 07

    Union members working in the transport, postal and warehousing sector get paid around $155 a week more than workers who are not members of a union, according to figures recently released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

  • Media Release

    Government Legislation on Skilled Migration A Step In The Right Direction

    June 07

    The only people to lose out from the Federal Government reforms of Australia’s skilled migration programmes are those unscrupulous employers who rort loopholes in the current system to exploit foreign workers and evade their responsibility to educate and train local workers, said Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) National Secretary Tony Sheldon.