TWU

  • Media Release

    After 1,100 Factory Deaths, Coles Owes Bangladesh A New Year’s Gift of Safety

    April 14

    Australian retailer Coles has been urged to mark today’s Bangladesh New Year (April 14, 2014) by signing an accord to prevent the use of sweatshops for clothing sold in Coles stores nationwide.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 14 April 2014

  • Media Release

    Minimum Rates for Truck Drivers

    April 04

    The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal today heard statements from drivers, employers and clients on minimum rates for truck drivers.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 4 April 2014

  • Media Release

    Police Asked to Widen Hampton Crash Investigation

    April 04

    The Transport Workers Union has today written to the Victorian Police requesting that the investigation into the fatal truck crash in Hampton on March 26, be extended to include the work practices of the retailer Coles.

  • Media Release

    Hampton Truck Crash

    March 31

    Transport Workers Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today said the Hampton truck crash on March 26 was further evidence of the pressure on drivers to speed or skip rest breaks in order to meet unrealistic deadlines.

  • Media Release

    QIRC Ruling A Win For All Waste Workers

    March 27

    The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) has found that domestic or commercial waste drivers cannot be represented by the Construction, Forestry, Mining & Energy, Industrial Union of Employees, Queensland (CFMEUQ).

    TWU QLD News, 27 March 2014

  • Media Release

    Coles Risks Adelaide Lives

    March 20

    Transport Workers Union Assistant Secretary Michael Kaine today said a planned supermarket expansion in suburban Adelaide posed an extremely high risk of crashes involving semi-trailers and suburban vehicles, which could cost lives.