• 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.

  • News

    Hard work, but owner-drivers are toiling for a pittance

    November 25

    More than one quarter of Australia’s owner-drivers would earn more money flipping burgers than hauling freight across the nation, according to analysis from PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

  • Media Release


    November 24

    The TWU will move towards immediate arbitration of the Qantas dispute.  At the same time, the union will be calling for an aviation award to be established across the industry.

  • News

    Qantas death-threat probe ... dies

    November 23

    The NSW Police have, without explanation, dropped their investigation into alleged death threats made against Qantas's chief executive Alan Joyce and other senior managers.

  • Media Release

    Federal Government to Introduce Landmark Road Safety Legislation - New Tribunal to Establish and Maintain Safe Rates and Systems for Employees and Owner Drivers

    November 22

    The Transport Workers Union of Australia (TWU) today welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to introduce legislation in the final sitting week of Parliament to rectify the defective and dangerous system of truck driver remuneration across the country and to address the economic pressures that the major industry clients place on the industry.