• 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.

  • News

    Review into 'Toxic Culture' within ACT Ambulance Service

    October 30

    The ACT Government has ordered a review into the culture of the Territory's ambulance service amid claims of bullying, harassment and racial vilification.

    ABC NEWS, by Louise Willis, 30 October 2013

  • News

    Owner-driver Union Delegate Wins Adverse Action Injunction

    October 28

    In a rare adverse action case involving an independent contractor, the Federal Court has issued a mandatory injunction compelling a building materials supplier to provide concrete haulage work to an owner-driver pending the hearing of his case that his contract was terminated because of his union activity.

    Workplace Express, 28 October 2013

  • News

    A Huge Win for the Little Guy - Hanson Owner Driver Granted Injunctive Relief

    October 25

    Proud Transport Workers’ Union Delegate and Owner Driver Michael Meredith will be able to use his new truck until such time as his claim against Hanson Construction Materials Pty Ltd is heard.