TWU

  • 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.

  • News

    TWU threatens strike over Qantas contracts

    July 07

    Qantas faces fresh disruption after the union representing baggage handlers and ground and catering staff warned strike action was likely within weeks unless the airline agreed to its job security demands.

  • Media Release

    Carbon Tax Will Cost Drivers Up To $200 A Week

    July 06

    The Transport Workers Union has today revealed truck drivers and small trucking operators could be facing charges of up to $200 a week on fuel alone with no way to recover the cost under the carbon tax proposed by the federal Government.

  • News

    No more costs for Truckies

    July 06

    A Party revolt is brewing on carbon tax at this weekend’s ALP conference, with warnings it will cost lives on the road and leave truck drivers $5000 a year out of pocket.

  • News

    Families will hear of carbon tax help

    July 06

    Julia Gillard will promise that seven out of 10 families will face no added financial burden from the carbon tax as she prepares to embark on a campaign selling her climate change laws next week.

  • News

    Senator backs truckies on Carbon Tax compensation

    July 05

    The Federal Government is under internal pressure to help industries like steel and transport cope with the carbon price that it plans to reveal on Sunday.