TWU

  • News

    US authorities prepared to downgrade Australia's air safety rating: cable

    August 31

    The US Federal Aviation Administration was worried enough about the availability of trained air safety inspectors and excessive delegation by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of regulatory functions to airlines that it considered downgrading Australia's safety rating in late 2009, according to a WikiLeaks cable. 

  • News

    Qantas loses altitude due to brinkmanship

    August 27

    A balmy gust of early spring weather wafted across the city midweek, providing welcome respite from the stormy conditions on global financial markets in the past month.

  • Media Release

    Albanese Provides Timeframe for Safe Rates for Truck Drivers

    August 26

    In a speech to the NSW Transport Workers Union delegates conference today, federal Transport Minister Anthony Albanese MP, provided a timetable for the introduction of safe rates for truck drivers across Australia.

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    'Safe rates' for truckies

    August 26

    “Safe rates” for truck drivers will be introduced by the Gillard government in what could have implications for road transport reliant users such as Coles and Woolworths. The extent of the regulation on logistics chains is yet to be revealed but key features announced to Transport Workers Union delegates by Transport Minister Anthony Albanese include that a specialist tribunal or Fair Work Australia to set pay rates and conditions for drivers.

  • News

    Truckies and bus drivers stop traffic for Safe Rates

    August 26

    Seven hundred transport workers have blocked a main road in western Sydney to demand new federal work safety laws.

  • Media Release

    Qantas On Notice: 95% of TWU Members Vote for Industrial Action

    August 24

    Qantas management is now on notice that Transport Workers Union members at Qantas are ready to take industrial action against moves to damage the airline.