TWU

  • News

    HNA scraps planned IPO for Switzerland’s Gategroup - Blow to indebted Chinese conglomerate’s efforts to strengthen its finances

    April 24

    Financial Times, by Ralph Atkins in Zurich, Robert Smith in London and Lucy Hornby in Beijing, 27 March 2018

    Chinese conglomerate HNA’s efforts to strengthen its finances have been dealt a blow with the collapse of plans to raise up to SFr1.3bn ($1.37bn) by listing Gategroup, the Swiss airline catering business it acquired less than two years ago.

  • News

    VIDEO: Truck Drivers Protests

    April 19

    Hundreds of truck drivers protested across the country today (18 April 2018) who are angry at Aldi for turning their back on road safety. Here’re some media clips of the protest highlights:

  • Media Release

    TRUCKIES PROTEST 2 YEARS AFTER GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN SAFETY WATCHDOG, AS SURVEY SHOWS 93% DEMAND CHANGE IN TRANSPORT

    April 18

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 18 April 2018
     
    Hundreds of truck drivers and their supporters protested today in all major capitals as a new survey shows 93% of drivers want to see changes to make transport safer and less pressured. Drivers sat on Oxford Street in Sydney and marched in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in a stark message to the Federal Government which shut down a road safety watchdog two years ago, allowing wealthy retailers like Aldi to financially squeeze transport.

  • Media Release

    TRUCKIES PROTEST 2 YEARS AFTER GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN SAFETY WATCHDOG, AS SURVEY SHOWS 93% DEMAND CHANGE IN TRANSPORT

    April 18

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 18 April 2018
     
    Truck drivers will protest in all major capitals today as a new survey shows 93% of drivers want to see changes to make transport safer and less pressured.

  • News

    Uber's Long Journey to Rectification

    April 18

    AFR Letter, 17 April 2018
     
    The task for Uber to address concerns about the way it operates is nothing short of monumental ("Uber shake-up spreads to local outfit", April 17).

  • News

    Devious Theft of Wages

    April 12

    Owner Driver, by TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon, April 2018
     
    Industry lobby groups are campaigning for drivers to be moved to part-time roles and a loss of full entitlements.