TWU

  • News

    MAJOR WIN FOR AIRPORT WORKERS AS FEDERAL COURT THROWS OUT CASE ON SPLIT SHIFTS

    January 25

    Airport workers have achieved a major win with the Federal Court rejecting an application to keep thousands of baggage handlers, cleaners and ticketing staff on low-paid, grueling work schedules by scandal-ridden Aerocare, now owned by Swissport.

  • Media Release

    TWU SLAMS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TAX GRAB PLANS OF UNDERPAID GIG ECONOMY WORKERS

    January 23

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 23 January 2019
     
    The TWU has slammed the Federal Government’s tax grab plans of on-demand economy workers, while ignoring their wealthy employers’ tax avoidance, wage theft, non-payment of superannuation and refusal to cover them while they are injured or sick.

  • Media Release

    TWU SLAMS ATA ELECTION PROCESS AS ATTEMPTED STITCH-UP

    January 18

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 18 January 2019
     
    The TWU has criticised the ATA’s lack of information ahead of planned general council elections saying it will again result in less truck drivers taking part in the poll.

  • News

    TWU: Positive Year Ahead

    January 18

    Owner Driver, by TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine, 17 January 2019
     
    Rising pressure will bring accountability to bear on wealthy clients’ damaging effects on the industry. The TWU's Michael Kaine writes.

  • News

    POTENTIAL DISRUPTION AT ADELAIDE AIRPORT IF RATES & CONDITIONS FOR SECURITY STAFF ARE SLASHED

    January 15

    TWU SA/NT Branch Media Release, 15 January 2018
     
    Adelaide Airport could see disruption to passenger travel in the coming weeks if rates and conditions of security workers are slashed following a change of contractor. The TWU is warning the potential downgrading of pay and conditions of security staff will result in safety and security risks at the airport.

  • News

    Urgent Action Is Needed to Address Truckies' Health

    January 11

    Big Rigs, 11 January 2019
     
    The TWU is calling for urgent action following the publication of a Monash University study showing high numbers of truck drivers accessing medical treatment, but that many are delaying help, in particular for mental health problems.