• News

    Bus drivers take action for better job conditions

    November 02

    UNION representatives from Hunter Valley Buses met with management yesterday to discuss concerns regarding safety, rostering and workloads.

    By Janek Speight, Newcastle Herald Print Ed., 2 November 2012

  • Video

    Cash Crisis in SA/NT

    November 01

    (Channel 9) Disgruntled South Australia and Northern Territory Chubb workers have formed a picket line to block money trucks as they continue to fight for a fair deal as they are some of the lowest paid in their profession in the country.

  • Media Release

    Series Of Tragic Truck Crashes On Our Roads Highlight The Safety Crisis In Trucking

    October 31

    The continuing toll of serious truck crashes on our roads are a tragic reminder of the need to urgently address the dangerous and often life-threatening pressures in road transportation driven by the demands from major retailers like Coles. That’s according to Michael Kaine, Acting National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union.

  • Media Release

    Action On Airline Crew Visa Manipulation Welcome But Airlines Must Not Write Government Policy

    October 30

    Government publication of a discussion paper on visas for international airline crew is an important step to end the manipulation of loopholes by Qantas/Jetstar and others, but it is deeply concerning that these same airlines are in ongoing negotiations with the Government on what this new legislation should look like. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union.

  • News

    Unions unite against New Zealand trade ties

    October 30

    UNIONS have launched a rearguard action against proposals for a new round of trade liberalisation between Australia and New Zealand that will slash tariffs, loosen restrictions on trans-Tasman direct investment and review the foreign ownership caps on Qantas and Air New Zealand.

    By Annabel Hepworth, The Australian, 30 October 2012

  • Video

    Cash Crisis

    October 29

    Some ATMs and bank branches in SA and NT won't be restocked with cash while workers at Chubb Security take industrial action. The Transport Workers Union says its member will go on strike and will affect ANZ Banks and several credit unions. Ray Wyatt, Transport Workers' Union SA/NT Branch Secretary, says they are among the lowest paid workers in the country even though they go through weeks of security training and have to get a gun licence.