• 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).

  • News

    Union issues bus fire warning

    February 06

    Seven vehicles in the Cairns Sunbus fleet should be pulled off the roads because they pose a risk of catching fire, a transport union official says.
    Grace Uhr, Cairns Post, 6 February 2013

  • Video

    Questions remain over Qantas-Emirates alliance

    February 05

    (Channel 7, NSW, 01 Feb 2013) The alliance between Qantas and Emirates will cost Australian jobs and tie our national security to Middle Eastern interests.

  • News

    Miners warn of third-party legal action to stop strike

    January 29

    Two multinational coal companies have taken the unusual step of threatening legal action against union workers involved in a pay dispute with a different company.

    Anna Patty, Sydney Morning Herald, 29 January 2013