TWU

  • News

    Back to basics for Joyce & Co

    March 13

    Could that solitary figure rummaging through the used parachutes at Sydney Airport really be our very own Qantas boss Alan Joyce?

  • News

    Greens MP Adam Bandt threw his full support behind the Road Safety Remuneration Bill

    March 13

    HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PROOF BILLS, Road Safety Remuneration Bill 2011, Road Safety Remuneration (Consequential Amendments and Related Provisions) Bill 2011, Second Reading, SPEECH, Tuesday, 13 March 2012, Page 43.

  • Media Release

    Failure of Qantas Asia Strategy Indictment of Clueless Senior Management

    March 09

    The announcement today by Qantas senior management that they have abandoned their attempts to establish an Asian airline is proof of the incompetence and poor decision making that is currently running an Australian icon. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers Union.

  • Video

    Howe Inquiry into Insecure Work, Wollongong Hearing

    March 09

    Aviation, Steel and Maritime industry officials gave evidence at a hearing in Wollongong, into insecure work in Australia. Andrew Jones, QCatering (Qantas Subsidiary) Employee, said the majority of his workplace is made of casual staff, and has been on the same Award for up to ten years. "You just need to work all your life, don't have any holiday or service leave; your children can't afford to be sick, because you can't have a day-off to look after them."

  • Audio

    SA/NT State Secretary Ray Wyatt to comment on the investigation on Scott's Transport

    March 09

    ABC Radio South East SA, Mt Gambier. Scott's Transport Company has been in the national headlines following a police investigation into some of its vehicles. police have confirmed that they have found defects in several of the company's trucks, finding defects with speed limiters. The Operation came after police clocked a Scotts truck travelling at speeds past what the limiter would allow. Ray White, branch Secretary of the SA Northern Territory Branch of the TWU commended on the issue.

  • Audio

    5AA Interview with Ray Wyatt, SA/NT State Secretary

    March 09

    Recent investigation showed Scotts Transport being 'pinged' for 16 tampered limiters. Ray Wyatt says this comes from companies pressuring people to get meet impossible deadlines, and adds that companies have fatigue management procedures which should not be ignored by middle or higher management. Coles and Woolworths need to be held accountable. White notes that the legislation is going to the House of Representatives next week, and adds that we need the legislation now.