TWU

  • Media Release

    Fair Work Australia To Decide On The Militant Actions of Qantas Management

    June 26

    The upcoming decision of Fair Work Australia with regard to Qantas will determine if workers will have a right to a decent, secure employment or if big businesses can hold their workforce and the entire Australian community hostage with no penalty. That’s according to Michael Kaine, Acting National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).

  • News

    Letter to the Sydney Morning Herald

    June 26

    National Secretary Tony Sheldon wrote to the Sydney Morning Herald recently to correct some of the facts in a recent article, "Qantas- who ran down the roo?"

  • News

    Safes Rates Questions Answered

    June 22

    After the first of July, a national system of Safe Rates will become a reality.
    The Road Safety Remuneration Act 2012 is expected to improve the conditions of truck drivers.
    In this column Wayne Forno, TWU New South Wales Branch Secretary, answers a number of frequently asked questions about Safe Rates.

  • News

    Forno pushes crackdown as 1st Fleet employee losses top $4m

    June 21

    The head of the NSW trucking union is pushing for a crackdown on companies that fall behind on superannuation payments, as employee losses from the demise of 1st Fleet top $4 million.

  • Media Release

    Queensland truckie Frank Black awarded TWU National Council Award

    June 19

    Queensland truckie Frank Black has been awarded the inaugural Transport Workers’ Union National Council Award in recognition of his tireless work on behalf of truck drivers and their families and for his contribution towards the success of the TWU Safe Rates Campaign.

  • News

    NZ Union Wants Safe Rates

    June 19

    A New Zealand union representing transport workers says the country needs to follow Australia’s lead in passing safe rates legislation to protect truck drivers.