TWU

  • 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.

  • Media Release

    Government Support For Aviation Welcome But Highlights Bad Decision Making at Qantas

    October 12

    The Government’s intention to sign the Cape Town Convention demonstrates a welcome commitment to the future of our aviation industry, but bad decisions by senior management means Qantas cannot take advantage of the benefits of this convention. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union.

  • News

    Signing up for Cheaper Arcraft

    October 12

    Joining the Cape Town Convention means a good deal for local airlines. Australian airlines are set to benefit from a move by the federal government to sign the Cape Town Convention covering the international movement of aircraft.