TWU

  • News

    Sheldon rejects Qantas line

    November 28

    The argument over who were the winners from last year's bitter Qantas bargaining dispute continues, with TWU national secretary Tony Sheldon hitting back at recent comments made by the airline's IR manager Peter Smith about the outcome of the FWA arbitration for ground handling employees.

    Workplace Express, 28 November 2012

  • Video

    A Current Affair 26 November

    November 27

    Let us know what you think about black boxes: www.twu.com.au/acurrentaffair

  • News

    TWU calls for action on human rights in the ‘Asian century’

    November 27

    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, said national secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) Tony Sheldon.

    By Charles Paulka, Transport and Logistics News, 27 November 2012

  • 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.