TWU

  • News

    Tales of Life on the Road Greet RSRT Members

    April 22

    The government body tasked with improving the lot of truck drivers has been given a taste of what life is like for those hauling freight across the country.

    Brad Gardner, Australasian Transport News, 22 April 2013

  • News

    Top bus company 'has exploited 457 workers'

    April 17

    ONE of the nation's highest-profile bus companies has been accused of exploiting 457 visa workers, with photographs at one outpost revealing filthy bathroom facilities and unsafe working conditions.

    By: John Ferguson, The Australian


  • Media Release

    TWU Truckies At Toll Target Better Safety and Fair Wage Increases in New EBA

    April 16

    Better safety and training, improvements in pay and superannuation and a fair deal for subcontractors are on the agenda today as thousands of Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) members at the Toll Group begin negotiations for a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA), commented TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon.

  • News

    Long TWU Push Gets Worker Paid

    April 12

    The TWU are sending a clear message to companies and bosses who don’t obey the rules and deny workers what they are entitled to with a recent victory for a member working for Veolia. The member has now been granted 20 weeks redundancy payments.

    Wayne Forno, Big Rigs TWU News, 2 April 2013

  • News

    Aussie Families Will Suffer If We Don't Tighten 457s

    April 12

    As National Secretary of the Transport Workers' Union (TWU) I have been vocal on the manipulation of the 457 visa system by unscrupulous employers.

    Tony Sheldon, The Daily Telegraph, April 12, 2013

  • 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.