TWU

  • Media Release

    A test of fairness for all Australians - Transport Workers’ Union submits ‘draft agreement’ to Fair Work Australia

    December 09

    The decisions that will be taken by Fair Work Australia with regard to the Qantas dispute will be a test of Australia’s value of fairness - not just for Qantas workers - but for all Australians. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).

  • News

    Family thankful for safety legislation

    December 09

    The Newton family from Western Sydney joined the representatives of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) to personally thank Minister Anthony Albanese for his recent decision to introduce legislation to ensure safety on Australian roads for truck drivers and the Australian public.

  • Media Release

    TWU WELCOMES ALP SUPPORT FOR QANTAS WORKERS AND FAMILIES

    December 04

    The Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) has today (04.12.11) welcomed the overwhelming support shown by the Labor Party to the workers and families involved in the ongoing dispute with Qantas/Jetstar management.  At the ALP conference this morning, delegates endorsed the TWU’s amendment to the Labor platform to support majority ownership and the operation of Australian airlines in Australia. 

  • Media Release

    AUSTRALIANS SHOW SUPPORT FOR WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES ON ‘QANTAS FAMILIES DAY’

    December 03

    More than 600 Australians are taking to the streets today (03.12.11) to show their support for Qantas/Jetstar workers in the ongoing dispute with management.  ‘Qantas Families Day’ is an initiative of a number of Trade Unions representing workers employed by the airline.

  • News

    Sunshine Coast bus drivers win fight for wage increase

    November 29

    3.5% pay increase each year for the next three years. Reinstatement of penalties, 43% on Saturdays will increase to 50% and Sunday will increase from 45% to 80% immediately and then to 100% by the third year. Paid holiday loading for the first time, 6% this year, 12% next year and 17.5% in 2013.

  • News

    It's war, but how low can they go?

    November 26

    Practically every child in Australia in the '70s, '80s and '90s used some of their pocket money to buy Allsep's lollies. Noses pressed against the corner shop's glass counter, grimy 10¢ coins would be exchanged for booty made by Allsep's: jelly snakes and bright yellow lolly bananas.