• Media Release

    500 More Qantas Workers Pay The Price for Bad Management

    November 08

    Another 500 workers at Qantas will pay the price for the disastrous management at the company, who must now come clean on how they intend to grow the company while sacking workers and turning Qantas into a little more than a virtual airline. That’s according to Michael Kaine, Acting National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).

  • News

    Qantas axes hundreds of jobs

    November 08

    - 200 Qantas line maintenance jobs cut in Sydney
    - 250 contractors at Avalon in Victoria

    - About 50 jobs elsewhere, including Richmond

    - 100 new jobs created in Brisbane

    By Matt O'Sullivan, Sydney Morning Herald, 8 November 2012

  • News

    ACCC backs owner-driver push to bargain with Hanson

    November 08

    A push by owner-drivers to band together and negotiate rates and conditions with construction firm Hanson in Queensland is one step closer to happening, with the competition regulator backing the move.

    By Brad Gardner, Australian Transport News, 8 November 2012

  • News

    Trucking tragedies highlight safety crisis

    November 07

    Media reports of nine separate fatal crashes in a recent 10-day period has drawn attention to the need to address the pressure put on truck drivers in the region.

    Surf Coast Times, 7 November 2012

  • Media Release

    Shareholder Anger at AGM Highlights Need for Qantas Management to Take ‘High Road’

    November 03

    Widespread anger from Qantas shareholders and employees at today’s Qantas AGM highlights the need for the Qantas Board of Directors to change course from the ‘low road’ policies of existing senior management, and start making the right decisions to ensure an safe and secure Australian future for Qantas and Qantas jobs. That’s according to senior Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) official Klaus Pinkas.

  • Media Release

    Future of Qantas Threatened by Bad Management, TWU Members Take Australia’s Message To Qantas AGM

    November 02

    Countless bad decisions from Qantas management in the past year have undermined the very future of the Flying Kangaroo and it is Qantas employees, shareholders and the national interest, which are suffering. That’s according to senior Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) official Klaus Pinkas.