TWU

  • 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.

  • Media Release

    Corporate Watchdog Should Investigate Qantas Senior Management For Flouting Corporation Law – TWU

    July 31

    The Transport Workers’ Union has today (31.07.12) called on the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) to investigate Qantas-Jetstar and its senior management for possible breaches of laws governing corporations. The call came as the Union raised concerns that Qantas may have knowingly leaked market sensitive information.

  • News

    Bus drivers to walk off job over pay dispute

    July 31

    Central Australian bus drivers working for the tour company AAT Kings plan to walk off the job later this week over a pay dispute.

    By Allyson Horn, ABC Alice Springs

  • Media Release

    Transport Workers Union Industrial Action at AAT Kings Yulara (Ayres Rock) and Alice Springs

    July 30

    Members of the Transport Workers Union South Australia Northern Territory Branch working for AAT Kings in Yulara and Alice Springs have voted  to take a 24 hour stoppage from 12.01am on Thursday the 2nd of August until 12.01am Friday the 3rd of August. Picket lines will be set up at the company's Yulara bus depot.

  • Media Release

    Transport Workers’ Union Challenges Coles to Public Debate on Safety Issues - Significant Increase in Truck Fatalities in Two States

    July 26

    The Transport Workers’ Union of Australia (TWU) has challenged Coles to a public debate on the continuing high number of deaths and injuries from truck crashes across the country.

  • Video

    Veteran Truckies Peter Cooley Talks About the Market Squeeze in the Trucking Industry

    July 25

    A recent survey conducted by the TWU found that 78% of truck drivers would not recommend truck driving as a career option to their children. According to retired Truck Driver Peter Cooley, "The transport industry's the backbone of the economy. Coles is making it so hard on drivers that too many drivers now say they wouldn't recommend it to their kids. We're taking this action to turn that around."