TWU

  • Media Release

    TIP TOP DRIVERS TRAVEL TO CANBERRA TO DEMAND ACTION ON SAFETY & EXPLOITATION

    December 06

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 6 December 2017
     
    Exploited owner drivers working for bread manufacturer Tip Top are in Canberra today demanding that the Federal Government reinstate legislation that dealt exploitation and safety risks in transport supply chains.

  • News

    Tip Top drivers being 'worked to death' as families call for greater responsibility

    December 06

    ABC 7.30 Report, by Elise Worthington and Alex McDonald, 5 December 2017
     
    Barry Swann returned to Tip Top's western Sydney depot in April 2009 after a long night delivering bread to stores and supermarkets in the city's outer suburbs.

  • News

    Tip Top trucks deemed defective after inspections reveal safety issues

    December 04

    ABC News, by Elise Worthington and Alex McDonald, 1 December
     
    All Tip Top-owned bread delivery trucks at its western Sydney depot have been issued with defect notices after an inspection by road safety authorities.

  • Media Release

    AIRPORT WORKERS HOLD NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST POVERTY CONDITIONS

    November 29

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 29 November 2017

    Airport workers across Australia are today holding protests over attempts to introduce industry-wide split shifts, which result in staff forced to sleep rough at the airports. The move will also have implications for other employees including nurses, aged care workers, electricians and shop workers.

  • Media Release

    TWU WARNS: PORT PRICE HIKES ARE PUTTING PRESSURE ON TRANSPORT INDUSTRY

    November 28

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 28 November 2017
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is warning against new hikes in port access fees, saying the increase in charges earlier this year is causing hardship among operators and drivers.

  • Media Release

    FAIR WORK REJECTS AEROCARE’S ATTEMPT TO LEGALISE WAGE THEFT

    November 27

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 27 November 2017
     
    The Fair Work Commission has rejected an appeal of the latest enterprise agreement by Aerocare, the aviation company at the centre of a scandal involving below poverty rates and staff sleeping rough at airports.