TWU

  • News

    Seeking A New Year Safety Resolution

    January 12

    Big Rigs, by TWU NSW Secretary Richard Olsen, 11 Jan 2018
     
    THE beginning of a new year means for many a resolution to make their lives better.

  • News

    Lobby Group Calls for Inquiry into ‘Gig Economy’ and Its Impact on Superannuation Savings

    January 11

    The Courier Mail, by Edward Boyd, 11 Jan 2018
     
    THE Financial Services Council is calling for a government inquiry into the rise of the ‘gig economy’ and the impact it will have on superannuation savings.

  • News

    CH10: TWU Calls for More Security on QLD Buses

    January 10

  • Media Release

    FAIR WORK RULING ON UBER SHOWS SYSTEM IS BROKEN & RULES MUST CHANGE: TWU

    January 05

    TWU Statement, 5 January 2017
     
    A ruling by the Fair Work Commission rejecting an Uber driver’s case against an unfair dismissal clearly shows that the system is broken and that the rules need to be changed, TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon has said.

  • Media Release

    TWU WARNS OVER DECIMATION OF JOBS IF FOREIGN AIRLINES ALLOWED TO OPERATE DOMESTICALLY

    January 05

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 5 January 2018
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has warned that thousands of jobs will be put at risk in northern Australia if foreign airlines are allowed to operate domestic routes. The warning follows a call by Darwin’s Lord Mayor to apply cabotage rules in the region.

  • News

    Truck Drivers on The Road Too Long to Stay Safe

    January 03

    SMH, by Ann Williamson, 3 January 2018
     
    So we now know the number of heavy truck crashes increased by 86 per cent in NSW over the past year; the largest increase since we started counting fatal crashes involving heavy trucks in 2009. This increase would be no surprise to anyone who pays attention to how our freight is moved around Australia. Most freight movement in Australia is by heavy truck and most of it moves along the eastern seaboard and through NSW, so this state is likely to see crashes simply due to higher exposure to heavy trucks.