TWU

  • Media Release

    'Horror Week' of Trucking Tragedies A Reminder of Lethal Pressures in Australia’s Most Dangerous Industry

    July 12

    A ‘horror week’ of trucking tragedies on Australian roads has seen six people killed in six separate fatal truck crashes this week. These are tragedies for those involved and their loved ones, and a grim reminder of the lethal pressures in Australia’s most dangerous industry, said Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) National Secretary Tony Sheldon.

  • News

    TWU President steps down

    July 12

    After more than 35 years’ involvement with the Transport Workers Union (TWU), Jim McGiveron has passed on the baton, announcing his resignation from the TWU National Presidency in May.

    Greg Bush, Owner Driver Magazine, July 2013

  • News

    Compo Canned

    July 12

    The Queensland Government has shut out owner-drivers from accessing the workers compensation scheme, despite recommendations against doing so and warnings it will leave contractors worse off. Brad Gardner writes.

    Brad Gardner, Owner Driver Magazine, July 2013

  • News

    TWU welcomes visa changes

    July 11

    The Transport Workers Union says its campaign to end the exploitation of foreign workers is paying off.

    Alex Sampson, The Weekly Times, 11 July 2013

  • News

    Toll faces strike as TWU gets approval for ballot on industrial action

    July 10

    Australia's largest transport operator could face a 72-hour strike after the Transport Workers Union won the right to vote on industrial action.

    The Age

  • Media Release

    FWC Approves Protected Action Ballot of Thousands of Workers at Toll Group

    July 09

    Thousands of workers will vote on industrial action at Australia’s largest transport and logistics operator after the Fair Work Commission today approved the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) application for a Protected Action Ballot across the Toll Group, said TWU Assistant National Secretary Michael Kaine.