TWU

  • Media Release

    Spate of Fatal Truck Crashes in the Run Up to Christmas Highlights Lethal Pressures In Trucking

    December 17

    The spate of fatal truck crashes on Australian roads in the run up to Christmas is not only a tragedy for those involved and their loved ones, but also a reminder of the pressures facing truck drivers every day when they step into the cab. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary, of the Transport Workers’ Union.

  • News

    Truckies Squeezed

    December 14

    It’s not just TWU members and truckies across the country who know that demands from major retailers like Coles are responsible for the lethal pressures in trucking (“Retail giant defends trucking rates”, AFR, December 10).

  • Media Release

    TWU Stands With Turkish DHL Workers On Respect at DHL Day

    December 12

    Transport Workers’ Union members across Australia are today joining thousands of trade unions across the globe taking part in an international day of action over the mistreatment of workers in Turkey by logistics giant Deutsche Post DHL (DP-DHL).

  • Audio

    2SM Interview with Michael Kaine on Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal's Focus on Retail Sector

    December 11

    (2SM, Sydney) Michael Kaine, Assistant Secretary of Transport Workers' Union, said the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal's decision to prioritise the retail sector in its first annual work programme is a welcome announcement for truckies. Major Retailers like Coles have to really be looked at.

  • News

    Retailers Face Bill for Truckies' Waiting Time

    December 11

    Retailers will be forced to reimburse transport operators required to wait unreasonable times to unload goods under a union plan to be put to an industrial tribunal.

    Ewin Hannan, The Australian

  • Media Release

    Tribunal Decision Good for Truckies, Good for Business and Good for the Travelling Public

    December 10

    The decision of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal to prioritise the retail sector in its first annual work programme is a victory for truckies, small business and the travelling public.  That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).  The Retail Sector was the first of five sectors put out by the Tribunal in its decision today.