TWU

  • Media Release

    Transport Unions congratulates government for dialogue between Textile Union and Pacific Brands

    February 28

    The Australian Transport Union Federation (TUF) has this morning congratulated the Hon Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research for meeting with the Textile Union and the company yesterday as a first step to securing the future of thousands of axed Pacific Brands workers.

  • Media Release

    TWU CALLS ON GOVERNMENT, PACIFIC BRANDS AND UNION TO DISCUSS WORKING FAMILIES FUTURE

    February 27

    The Transport Workers Union has called on Pacific Brands to return over $17 million in taxpayerfunded grants from recent years after they devastated their Australian workforce and their families by deciding to cut almost 2000 jobs earlier this week

  • Media Release

    457 VISA PLAN WILL SEE CHEAP LABOUR IMPORTED TO REGIONAL AREAS

    February 25

    The Transport Workers Union has criticised calls for 457 visa holders to be paid anything but market rates saying the move would prevent Australians from securing fair-paying jobs.

  • Media Release

    VIRGIN BLUE STRONG ENOUGH TO KEEP STAFF ON

    February 23

    The Transport Workers Union today called on Virgin Blue management to not lay off any staff despite announcing a first-half net loss, saying the company was still growing in spite of global economic conditions.

  • Media Release

    VIRGIN EXPANDS AND CUTS JOBS IN SAME MONTH

    February 18

    Less than a fortnight after Richard Branson took delivery of $2 billion worth of Boeing 777s for the new Sydney-Los Angeles route, Virgin Blue in Australia has announced it will cut five planes from its Australian domestic fleet affecting more than 400 jobs. 

  • Media Release

    STIMULUS PACKAGE HELPS ROAD SAFETY

    February 04

    The Transport Workers Union of Australia has today welcomed the Federal Government’s stimulus package saying it will provide transport workers and owner drivers with a safer work environment.