TWU

  • Media Release

    Truck Drivers Need Safe Rates to Recover Carbon Tax Costs

    July 11

    The TWU has today expressed concern that the application of a de facto carbon tax on fuels for heavy vehicles from July 2014 will further disadvantage truck drivers and cause more deaths on Australian roads.

  • News

    In the long haul, Truckies will have to pay more

    July 11

    The heavy transport industry has been given a two-year grace before it has to pay the $23 per tonne carbon tax - but from 2014 families will come face to face with the true reality of how the industry affects their lives and cost of living.

  • Audio

    Business groups disappointed with carbon tax

    July 10

    Heavy vehicle fuel is exempt for two years but the tax will apply from July 2014. Michael Aird (Senior TWU official): The issue is not a carbon tax, the issue is about the cost pressure being forced back onto the transport industry, being forced onto employee drivers, being forced onto owner drivers; drivers being sweated, drivers abused, that's the issue.

  • Media Release

    Airline Ticket Charges Should Fund Aviation Workers

    July 07

    The TWU national secretary, Tony Sheldon, said Tiger Airways continued grounding by CASA was a sign for the future of low cost aviation companies and demonstrated the need to require airlines to commit a small portion of ticket costs to ensure dismissed workers receive some assistance when an airline is grounded or put out of business. 

  • Audio

    Unions come together in the fight against carbon tax

    July 07

    Ray Hadley speaks to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers Union, about other unions joining them in the fight against the carbon tax.

  • News

    Truckloads of dissent has Gillard going for brakes

    July 07

    The Gillard government is trying to quell internal dissent over the impact of the carbon price on the heavy transport industry, hinting there may be exemptions for some truckies and urging outspoken MPs and union officials to reserve judgment until Sunday’s policy announcement.