TWU

  • Media Release

    TWU PLEDGES ITS COMMITMENT TO SECURING AUSTRALIA'S AVIATION SECTOR

    August 08

    Today's decision from Fair Work Australia (FWA) represents a win for thousands of Qantas workers across the country who stood up to the militant anti-worker agenda of Qantas-Jetstar management in October last year. However, it also shows the clear need for the Australian community to unite and demand safe and secure Australian skies so that future generations will continue to have a proud aviation industry. That's according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers' Union (TWU).

  • Media Release

    Legacy of Civil Aviation Workers Best Honoured By A Secure Future For Australian Aviation- AUF

    August 08

    The courage, dedication and sacrifice of civil aviation workers has been integral to Australia during times of strife and we must honour this legacy by ensuring a safe and secure Australian aviation industry for future generations. That’s according to the Australian Aviation Unions’ Federation (AUF), who joined civil aviation veterans and workers in Darwin today (08.08.12) as the AUF dedicated a monument to the selfless heroism of Australian civil aviation workers.

  • Audio

    Radio National: Michael Kaine Talks About FWA Qantas Ruling

    August 08

    Radio National interviews Michael Kaine, Assistant National Secretary of Transport Workers Union, on the Fair Work Australia (FWA) ruling on the Qantas arbitration. Michael says FWA have awarded that there can not be any forced redundancy as a result of using labour hire and contracting out. Michael also notes that Alan Joyce the CEO of Qantas announces 2,800 job cuts, and this 'arrogance' lead to a company believing they could hold Australia to ransom.

  • Media Release

    More Work Needed on Union Rights in Vietnam - Sheldon Calls for release of Three Vietnamese Imprisoned For Trade Union Activity

    August 02

    The Vietnamese Government should honour its human rights and labour rights obligations beginning with the release of three Trade Union activists. That's according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers' Union of Australia (TWU). He issued a statement to coincide with the visit of The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour, (VGCL), which is currently in Australia as guests of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, (ACTU).

  • News

    Drivers Walk Off

    August 01

    Bus drivers for a wellknown tour group will walk off the job tonight.

    Northern Territory News, Darwin

  • News

    Retailers warned of unrealistic demands on truck drivers

    August 01

    Road safety investigators have warned major retailers such as Coles that they may end up before a court for placing unrealistic demands on transport companies and encouraging drivers to drive dangerously.