TWU

  • Media Release

    Transport Workers welcome first female Prime Minister

    June 24

    The Transport Workers Union has welcomed this morning’s historic caucus announcement, which confirmed Julia Gillard as Australia’s first female Prime Minister.

  • Media Release

    TWU Leads Safe Rates Convoy to Canberra

    June 21

    On 20 June the Transport Workers Union led a vehicle convoy made up of hundreds of trucks, buses and supporters vehicles to the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra to show support for the Federal Government’s commitment to put in place a system of Safe Rates and Conditions for truck drivers.

  • News

    New ballot to defend UK cabin crew

    June 21

    The ITF-affiliated UK union Unite, representing the BA cabin crew, announced on 22 June that members would again be balloted on strike action, unless BA demonstrates by next Tuesday that it is willing to enter into talks to solve fresh issues between the parties.

  • News

    Virgin Blue condoned porn, claim sacked workers

    June 20

    Sharing pornography has been commonplace in the offices and staff rooms of Virgin Blue for years, a group of workers  sacked by the airline claim. And they say that, far from objecting to the practice, airline management openly condoned it.At least five of the more than 25 Virgin Blue workers, sacked as part of a company-wide crackdown on pornography, are set to challenge the terminations in court as unfair dismissals.

  • Media Release

    TWU CALLS FOR SECURITY ROUNDTABLE

    June 09

    The Transport Workers Union is calling for Safe Work Australia and appropriate state OH&S authorities, Cash in Transit (CiT) companies, employees and security and safety experts to come together to discuss measures for increased safety in the industry.

  • Media Release

    TWU BACKS PILOTS’ CALLS FOR IMPROVED SCREENING OF WORKERS

    May 17

    The Transport Workers Union has called for an immediate upgrade of security at all airports after the Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA) claimed ground staff at the airport were not being screened adequately.