TWU

  • 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.

  • Media Release

    Time To Stop Blaming Truckies-Making Clients Like Coles Accountable The Only Way To Reduce Road Deaths

    October 16

    It’s time to stop laying the blame for road deaths with truckies, and tackle the real cause of the safety crisis on our roads – the squeeze put on the industry by the likes of Coles. That’s according to the Transport Workers’ Union of Australia (TWU) who will today submit its reply to submissions to the work of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal.

  • News

    Emirates fined $10m for cartel

    October 13

    Emirates has been penalised $10 million for its part in a global air-freight cartel, taking the total amount airlines - including Qantas - have been fined in Australia for the illegal activity to $68 million.

    Matt O'Sullivan, Sydney Morning Herald

  • Video

    100 Truck Drivers at Gatton, QLD, Protesting Coles' Lethal Pressure

    October 12

    (Win Toowoomba, 12 Oct 2012) 100 truck drivers marched the streets of Gatton and delivered a wreath to Coles, protesting treatment from the supermarket chains after 100s of truckies deaths on Australian roads. Peter Biagini, State Secretary of Transport Workers Union (TWU) Queensland Branch, says Coles should talk to the TWU about a charter that ensures the safety of its suppliers. Toowoomba truck drivers say the supermarket chains pressure truckies to meet impossible deadlines.