TWU

  • Media Release

    Extent of Pressures in Australia’s Most Dangerous Industry Highlighted in National Survey of Truck Drivers

    April 11

    Alarming new evidence from a survey of more than 950 truck drivers across the country graphically highlights the pressures in Australia’s most dangerous industry and points the finger squarely at big retailers like Coles, according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Worker’s Union.

  • News

    JJ Richards Illegally Handling Asbestos

    April 08

    The Transport Workers’ Union demand all JJ Richards yards in Queensland be urgently audited and council contracts immediately reviewed after JJ Richards in Toowoomba tested positive to the illegal handling of asbestos.

  • Video

    Qantas Emirates Partnership Fails to Cater to National Interest

    March 31

    (Channel 7 Sydney, 31 March 2013) Tony Sheldon, the National Secretary of Transport Workers Union believes the ACCC approval of the Qantas/Emirates alliance fails to cater to the national interest.

  • Media Release

    ACCC Rejects Qantas Key Claims Yet Bizarrely Still Approves Deal

    March 27

    The ACCC has rejected Qantas’ key argument that the airline’s International Section was in terminal decline, yet today approved the Qantas/Emirates alliance and confirmed that it did not consider Australia’s national economic, security and employment interests, commented Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union today.

  • Media Release

    Senate Inquiry Into 457 Visa Abuse Welcome

    March 27

    The establishment of a Senate Committee Inquiry into skilled migration programmes such as the 457 visa is a welcome opportunity to put a stop to the abuse of the system by unscrupulous employers who are exploiting loopholes and in some cases treating staff as little more than slaves. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union and Senior Vice President of the Australian Labor Party.

  • Media Release

    Have Another Coffee And Keep On Truckin’ Is Wrong And Dangerous

    March 26

    Telling a truck driver who is being squeezed every day by impossible deadlines and dangerously low rates of pay to have another cup of coffee and ‘keep on truckin’ is not only wrong, but also dangerous. That’s according to Michael Kaine, National Assistant Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union.