TWU

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    Big Retailers' Lethal Pressure on Truckies

    November 14

    (2UE, Sydney) Michael Kaine, Acting National Secretary of the Transport Workers Union, discusses issues for truck drivers over conditions being imposed by Coles supermarkets and are causing concerns for many drivers. Michael says there has been many protests to warn Wesfarmers shareholders about the risks being introduced by Coles.

  • Media Release

    Government Stance on Public Sector Job Security Should Be Widened to Include Private Sector

    November 14

    The strong stand on public sector job security taken by the Federal Government against ideologically driven Liberal State Government’s is to be congratulated but this should be extended to address outsourcing and offshoring by companies such as Qantas/Jetstar. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).

  • News

    Coles and TWU Butt Heads Again

    November 14

    Coles has hit back at union claims that it is driving unsafe practices in the trucking industry. The Transport Workers Union (TWU) used today’s Wesfarmers annual general meeting to call on Coles to stop the “retail war” which is putting unrealistic demands on drivers. Truck drivers in major cities across the country have rallied, highlighting what impact the retail war is having on truck drivers and other road users.

    By Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi

  • Media Release

    Emirates Engine Failure A Wake Up Call On Aviation Maintenance

    November 13

    The failure of an Emirates jet engine shortly after take-off from Sydney raises serious questions about passenger safety and the policy of conducting aircraft maintenance outside Australia. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union.

  • News

    Rats! Qantas in Dispute over Chewed Wiring

    November 12

    The Qantas rats may have struck again.

    Michael West, Sydney Morning Herald

  • Media Release

    500 More Qantas Workers Pay The Price for Bad Management

    November 08

    Another 500 workers at Qantas will pay the price for the disastrous management at the company, who must now come clean on how they intend to grow the company while sacking workers and turning Qantas into a little more than a virtual airline. That’s according to Michael Kaine, Acting National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).