TWU

  • News

    Carbridge Bus Driver Says He 'Could Have Died', Claims Poor Maintenance Behind Airport Fires

    May 01

    ABC News, by James Thomas, 28 April 2017

    A week after denying safety concerns raised by the ABC's 7.30 program, airline service provider Aerocare has emerged as the owner of an airport bus company with a number of unfortunate vehicle fires to its name.

  • Media Release

    TWU DEMANDS ACTION AS SAFE WORK SHOWS 40% OF WORKER DEATHS WERE TRANSPORT WORKERS

    April 28

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 28 April 2017
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for urgent action to address the alarming increase in deaths among transport workers, which have by far the highest workplace deaths of any industry.

  • News

    'Cannibalism' at Toll led to $4.9b Japan Post Writedown, says TWU

    April 28

    AFR, by Jenny Wiggins, 27 April 2017
     
    Toll ran into financial trouble because it allowed its businesses to cannibalise one another and did not invest enough money in new trucks to stay competitive with rivals, the Transport Workers Union says.

  • Media Release

    Toll Workers Request Turnaround Plan

    April 26

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 26 April 2017
     
    Workers at Toll have requested that the company put forward a turnaround plan to staff following recent difficulties. A committee of rank-and-file members have made the request and yard meetings will be held in the coming days and weeks to discuss more fully a Japan Post write-down on Toll and announcements on job cuts.

  • News

    Scrutiny Needed In WA Trucking Industry Amid 'Dangerous Stimulant Culture' Claims

    April 24

    WA Today, by Hannah Barry, 21 April 2017

    WA's Transport Workers Union is warning of what it calls a dangerous culture of over-the-counter stimulant use and drivers being forced to skip mandatory rest breaks in the state.

  • Media Release

    TWU CALLS FOR CRISIS MEETING OF AVIATION INDUSTRY AFTER EXPOSE ON SAFETY & INJURIES

    April 21

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 21 April 2017
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is urgently calling for a meeting of the aviation industry following revelations last night on 7.30 about Aerocare that showed safety at Australian airports is at risk.