TWU

  • Media Release

    Safer Roads Around the Corner

    June 27

    Australia is one step closer to a safer and more sustainable road transport industry, after landmark discussions between drivers, road transport operators and major clients concluded yesterday at the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, said Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union.
     

  • News

    TWU Fears Fallout from WorkCover Changes in Queensland

    June 26

    The Queensland Government’s decision to deny owner-drivers access to workers compensation will send some operators to the wall, the Transport Workers Union (TWU) claims.
     
    Australasian Transport News, By Brad Gardner, June 26, 2013

  • Media Release

    Latest Trucking Tragedies A Reminder of Lethal Pressures in Australia’s Most Dangerous Industry

    June 24

    Reports of fatal truck crashes over the weekend in Queensland and New South Wales are tragedies for those involved and their loved ones, and a tragic reminder of the lethal pressures in Australia’s most dangerous industry, said Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) National Secretary Tony Sheldon.

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE

  • News

    Coles accused of underpaying Bangladeshis

    June 24

    Supermarket group Coles has been accused of paying so little to its Bangladeshi suppliers that it is impossible for them to run a safe factory.

    Ben Butler, Sydney Morning Herald

  • News

    Fonterra Milk Tanker Drivers Impose Bans

    June 21

    The union representing truck drivers for dairy giant Fonterra has slapped bans on early deliveries until it can get guarantees from the company that it won’t outsource for cheaper labour. 

    THE STANDARD, By Sean McComish

  • 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