• Media Release


    April 30

    Key transport unions today said that Premier Keneally’s decision not to attend the official opening of the Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group’s (NCIG) terminal on Monday should send a clear message to NCIG executives that it needs to reconsider a non-union agreement struck during the dying days of Work Choices. The Premier announced today that she shared the concerns of the transport unions and said “I do not and have not ever supported the Workchoices.”

  • Media Release

    Drivers welcome paid waiting times

    April 29

    The Transport Workers Union has today welcomed new regulations outlined in the Port Botany Landside Improvement Strategy (PBLIS), saying paying drivers for time they spend waiting at the stevedore is a huge step forward for fairness and safety in the industry.

  • Video

    Workers Memorial Day a timely reminder to stop road deaths in our industry now

    April 23

    TWU State Secretary Wayne Forno visited Newcastle on Wednesday to mark the upcoming Workers Memorial Day on 28 April, and promote the 20 June Convoy to Canberra for Safe Rates to delegates and members in Newcastle. Waynes message was simple: No more truck drivers should have to die trying to do their job just so that large retailers can make an extra buck, he said.

  • News

    NDU: Time for the transport industry to support safe rates

    April 21

    The National Distribution Union says all arms of the transport industry should support Labour MP Darien Fenton’s call for an enquiry into owner driver contracts.

  • Media Release

    TWU backs NRMA report

    March 23

    An NRMA report stating that the 300 deaths annually in the road transport industry cost the economy $2 billion each year should serve as a warning to business and the community that industry-wide change was urgent.

  • Media Release

    British Airways Workers Need Our Support

    March 17

    Responding to British Airways Management’s attempts to unilaterally impose massive cuts on cabin crew staff terms and conditions, (including a 25% reduction in crew numbers) thousands of BA Cabin Crew members have been working with their union Unite to reach a reasonable outcome of the companies demands. (sound familiar?)