TWU

  • News

    'Donald Duck' Could Be Banned From Bus

    March 04

    Students exploiting bus safety practises such as the 'no child left behind' principle could be refused travel under new guidelines, the Queensland Government announced today.

    Australasian Bus & Coach

  • Media Release

    TWU Members At UPS Use Union Strength To Win

    March 01

    TWU members at United Parcel Service (UPS) yards across the eastern seaboard have achieved a landmark workplace agreement with management on working conditions, standards and pay rates showing what can be achieved when workers stand together. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).

  • News

    Bus Thugs in Focus

    February 25

    Escalating violence on Gold Coast buses has sparked the first Australian study into driver assaults.

    Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD  by Milena Stojceska, 25 February 2013

  • Media Release

    Don't Believe The Hype, Qantas Still in Deep Trouble

    February 21

    Despite the spin from the CEO and money from Boeing for not supplying planes, Qantas remains in deep trouble and until such time as the Board of Directors pull together a coherent strategy that involves investing in staff, planes and Qantas mainline, the Flying Kangaroo remains at risk of being culled. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union.

  • Audio

    Wheels Off Sunbus

    February 21

    (ABC Sunshine and Cooloola Coasts) Two wheels fell off a Sunbus yesterday en route to the university while five passengers were onboard. Peter Biagini, Queensland State Secretary of Transport Workers Union, said it was fortunate that it did not happen when it was not going full speed down the highway, and the union is calling on TransLink and the QLD Government to undertake a full Workplace Health and Safety investigation. Peter also points out that previously up to five buses have caught on fire while passengers were onboard, while passengers and drivers have been attacked by others.

  • Media Release

    Wettenhalls Deal Saves Jobs, TWU Continues to Fight for Members’ Entitlements

    February 08

    With over 200 jobs in the Wettenhalls Group around the country secure after the sale of components of the Group, the Transport Workers’ Union is determined to continue the fight for the outstanding entitlements of members who have lost their livelihood during the company’s two week administration period and to secure alternative employment for the hundreds left jobless after the collapse. That’s according to Michael Kaine, Assistant National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).