TWU

  • Media Release

    TWU WARNS OVER DECIMATION OF JOBS IF FOREIGN AIRLINES ALLOWED TO OPERATE DOMESTICALLY

    January 05

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 5 January 2018
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has warned that thousands of jobs will be put at risk in northern Australia if foreign airlines are allowed to operate domestic routes. The warning follows a call by Darwin’s Lord Mayor to apply cabotage rules in the region.

  • News

    Truck Drivers on The Road Too Long to Stay Safe

    January 03

    SMH, by Ann Williamson, 3 January 2018
     
    So we now know the number of heavy truck crashes increased by 86 per cent in NSW over the past year; the largest increase since we started counting fatal crashes involving heavy trucks in 2009. This increase would be no surprise to anyone who pays attention to how our freight is moved around Australia. Most freight movement in Australia is by heavy truck and most of it moves along the eastern seaboard and through NSW, so this state is likely to see crashes simply due to higher exposure to heavy trucks.

  • Media Release

    TRUCK CRASH DEATHS OUT OF CONTROL, NEW DATA SHOWS

    January 02

    TWU MEDIA RELEAES, 2 January 2018
     
    The Federal Government’s abolition of a road safety watchdog in April 2016 has been followed a huge spike in truck crash deaths, with major increases recorded on roads in NSW and among truck drivers.

  • News

    NSW Truck Deaths Increase by 86 Per Cent in 12 Months

    January 02

    SMH, by Mario Christodoulou, 30 December 2017

    NSW truck deaths have increased by more than 86 per cent in 12 months, as police report increased heavy vehicle traffic connected to major construction projects.

  • Media Release

    ALARMING REPORTS OF DISRUPTION & UNTRAINED, NON-POLICE CLEARED WORKERS AT FIJI AIRPORTS, WARNS TWU

    December 22

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 22 December 2017
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union of Australia is calling on the Federal Government to intervene over disruption and safety risks at Fiji airports. The TWU is concerned about Australian tourists travelling to Fiji after reports that untrained workers without police checks are working in secure areas of airports.

  • Media Release

    TWU WARNS OF TRAVEL DISRUPTION TO FIJI OVER LOCK-OUT OF AIRPORT STAFF

    December 21

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, December 21, 2017
     
    Australian travellers and holiday-makers should reconsider visiting Fiji over the coming weeks and months because of a lock-out of workers which is affecting operations at the country’s airports, The Transport Workers Union has warned.