• News

    Unions demand taxpayer-funded firms buy local

    January 24

    UNIONS are pressing the Gillard government to impose tighter obligations on companies that receive taxpayer handouts, forcing them to "give back to the community" by purchasing more Australian products and services.
    David Crowe and Andrew Burrell, The Australian, 18 January 2013

  • News

    Toll puts Teamsters matter to rest

    January 18

    Toll has struck a deal to improve wages and conditions at its Los Angeles operation, while also settling unfair labour allegations levelled against the company.

    Australasian Transport News

  • News

    International Qantas Members Dig Deep

    January 18

    Last week the TWU reported a great win for our Qantas members at Sydney airport, with the airline required to pay a disability allowance to all members affected by construction projects while at work.

    TWU NSW Media Release, 18 January 2013

  • Media Release

    TWU Comments On AIPA/Qantas Fair Work Australia Arbitration Decision

    January 17

    The arbitration decision handed down today by Fair Work Australia on the dispute between members of the Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA) and Qantas highlights the negative and deeply damaging strategy pursued by senior management at Qantas which resulted in October 2011’s lockout. Not only did this lockout alienate 35,000 Qantas staff, but also it was a financial disaster for the airline and it did untold damage to the Qantas brand.

  • Media Release

    Coles Keeps Head In The Sand As Woolies Commits to Working With Road Transport Industry on Safety Crisis

    January 16

    One half of the Supermarket duopoly, Woolworths, has made encouraging public commitments to playing their part in tackling the lethal pressures in trucking while the other half, Coles, continues to stick their head in the sand. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).

  • Media Release

    Coles Retail Price Wars Pledge Equals Lethal Squeeze On Truckies

    January 11

    The pledge for a further escalation of the retail price wars by supermarket giant Coles will not be funded by a reduction in company profits but instead by an even greater squeeze on suppliers and in the road transport industry the effects of this are lethal. That’s according to Michael Kaine, Acting National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).