TWU

  • 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.

  • Video

    Bus Fire in Perth

    March 25

    (Channel 7 Perth, 25 Mar 2013) A bus has been caught on fire in Perth, the third in recent times, which is concerning for the Public Transport Authority and the Transport Workers' Union.

  • Media Release

    Frank Black Re-Election Good News for Truck Drivers

    March 15

    Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) has welcomed the re-election of Queensland truck driver Frank Black as the owner-driver representative on the Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA) General Council as good news for everyone who drives a truck for a living.

  • News

    Violent Brawl Highlights Perth Bus Security

    March 11

    It started with racial abuse then continued with a tirade of explicit language and threatening gestures, and ended in an all-out brawl.

    Robyn Preston, WA Today

  • Video

    SA Public Transport Safety Is Under Fire

    March 08

    (Channel 9 Adelaide, 08 March 2013) The safety of public transport in SA is under fire following the release of concerning crime figures. Statistics reveal the huge increase in the number of passengers being prosecuted for anything from fare evasion to assault and robberies. The transport workers union says no where near enough is being done to improve security including on SA buses and the drivers are frustrated.