• Media Release

    Truck Drivers Hold Rally Demanding New Pay Rates To Tackle Road Deaths

    February 24

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 24 February 2016
    Truck drivers and Transport Workers’ Union activists have held a noisy rally in Adelaide to demand that wealthy retailers follow a binding law on pay rates, aimed at cutting the number of deaths on the roads.

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    February 23

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 23 February 2016

    The Transport Workers’ Union is calling on Qantas to share its record profits with its hard-working employees, many of whom are struggling on low-wages and part time hours. The airline today announced profits of $688 million in the six months to December 2015 – its best ever results in a 95-year history.

  • Media Release

    Jetstar Employees Reject Unfair Enterprise Agreement

    February 21

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 21 February 2016
    The Transport Workers’ Union is calling on management at Jetstar to begin proper negotiations for a fair agreement after employees rejected a deal which would have impoverished many.

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    Time To Hold Wealthy Companies To Account Over Truck Deaths, Not Just Drivers, TWU Says In Response To Court Case

    February 19

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 19 February 2016
    The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for accountability of transport operators and companies which hire them, as a truck driver was cleared today of charges related to the deaths of two people in Mona Vale in 2013.

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    Fatal Truck Crash at Amamoor Highlights Crisis in Trucking, TWU Warns

    February 17

    TWU MEDIA RELEAE, 17 February 2016
    The death of a 58-year-old woman in  truck crash on Mary Valley Road at Amamoor highlights the crisis in trucking and shows the need for transport operators and wealthy retailers to ensure drivers are paid a safe, fair wage with well-maintained vehicles, the Transport Workers’ Union has said.

  • Media Release

    $70,000 Underpayment Of Drivers Shows Need For National Fund For Auditing & Training, Says TWU

    February 16

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 16 February 2016
    Chronic underpayment of truck drivers by a Victorian transport operator shows the need for national auditing to ensure transport contracts by wealthy clients allow for fair and safe rates of pay, the Transport Workers’ Union has said.