TWU

  • Media Release

    The Asian Century Is Welcome, But Australia Must Not Look Other Way on Human and Workers’ Rights Abuses

    November 23

    Australia can and will prosper in the ‘Asian century’, but this must not come at the expense of ignoring serious human and labour rights violations, undemocratic regimes, or allowing Australian companies to exploit foreign workers both here in Australia or in Asia. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).

  • News

    Letter to Daily Telegraph

    November 23

    Comments from the former CEO of Qantas (Calling on the spirit which saw Qantas soar) that staff should just roll over and accept the relentless attack on decent jobs with fair wages at Qantas from Alan Joyce and management is just plain wrong. The Flying Kangaroo is an Australian icon we can be proud of because of the hard work, dedication and loyalty of Qantas staff. Qantas has dug itself into a ditch because management have targeted their workers, cut routes and promoted Jetstar as a direct competitor of Qantas using Qantas money. Telling the 35,000 staff and future generations that they should forget about having permanent jobs with living wages at Qantas, while management and former management continue to rake in sky-high salaries and pensions, is a plan for nothing except a virtual airline. If they want a real plan to save the Flying Kangaroo a good start would be to stop misleading their workforce and start giving  them the respect, fair wages and living conditions that every Australian worker deserves.

    Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union

  • Video

    Attack on Adelaide Independent Taxi Driver: Enough is Enough

    November 20

    TWU Adelaide Independent Taxi Drivers stand together in unity to take action after a series of verbal attacks on drivers culminated in the physical attack of a driver on the 19 November 2012.

  • Media Release

    Tackle Safety Crisis in Trucking With National Inquiry On Retail Supply Chains

    November 20

    The Government’s Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal can best address the continuing safety crisis in trucking, which has claimed the lives of six people in the past week alone, by focusing on the retail sector and by conducting a travelling inquiry across the country to get a thorough understanding of the scale of the problem. That’s according to senior Victorian based TWU Official, John Berger.

  • Video

    Adelaide Taxi Drivers in Race Row

    November 20

    Dozens of cab drivers walked off the job earlier this month amid claims they're being racially abused at work. They say it's been going on for months, but Adelaide Independent Taxis firmly denies the accusations.

  • Media Release

    Online Check-In Breakdown Highlights Importance Of Front Line Staff

    November 16

    Major flaws in airline online check-in programs, which delayed hundreds of passengers across Australia last weekend, further reinforce the fact that while technological advances are welcome, they must never come at the expense of proper staffing levels at all airlines flying in Australia. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).