TWU

  • News

    ‘Safe rates’ legislation needed in New Zealand also

    October 26

    A law change is needed to stop unsafe practises by truck drivers on New Zealand’s roads, the drivers’ union said today, ahead of a special briefing later this morning on new legislation protecting Australian drivers.

    First Union Media Release

  • News

    'P*ssed off' Kruger faces angry unions at Toll AGM

    October 26

    Union officials have used Toll’s annual general meeting today to accuse the company of mistreating truck drivers, but Managing Director Brian Kruger has questioned the credibility of the accusations.

    By Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi, Australasian Transport News, 26 October 2012

  • Media Release

    Safe and Secure Australian Skies Threatened By Foreign Takeovers

    October 25

    State-owned foreign airlines should not be allowed to continue with their virtual takeover of Qantas/Jetstar as this undermines Australian jobs, threatens the future of our aviation industry and is not in our national interest. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union.

  • News

    Toll, Teamsters hearing set for December 10

    October 24

    Toll’s United States operation will front the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) next month to answer accusations it spied on and threatened workers with union sympathies.

    By Brad Gardner, Australasian Transport News, 24 October 2012

  • Video

    American and Australian Truckies Unite To Demand Better Standards From Trucking Giant Toll

    October 23

    (Parramatta)Toll Group truck drivers in Australia and the USA signed the One Toll Commitment for high standards, values and practices across the Toll Group.

  • Media Release

    Cut Fatal Truck Crashes By Tackling Squeeze on Truckies

    October 17

    The continuing devastation and loss of life on our roads resulting from truck crashes can only be addressed once we begin to tackle the root cause of these crashes; the squeeze put on truckies by major clients like Coles. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union, who was speaking in the wake of several recent truck crashes in Queensland and in Victoria.