TWU

  • Media Release

    Class Action: Health Risks from In-flight Insecticides

    December 09

    Transport Workers' Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today said the union would consider nationwide legal action on behalf of flight attendants and cabin cleaners exposed to in-flight insecticides linked to Parkinson’s disease.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 9 December 2013

  • Media Release

    Qantas crisis - 1000 Australian jobs lost while management siphons cash to foreign ventures

    December 05

    Transport Workers’ Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today said today’s 1000 sackings at Qantas were caused by poor management and not poor profits.

  • Media Release

    Abetz "review" shows contempt for road safety

    November 21

    Transport Workers' Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today said the Abbott Government's "review" of the national Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal showed contempt for families of the 330 people killed in truck-related crashes in the last year and a casual disregard for drivers pressured by clients to speed or carry overweight loads.

  • Media Release

    Queensland Truck Crash: Young Mother's Death is 7th Truck-related Fatality This Week and Reinforces Need for Safer Roads

    November 15

    Transport Workers’ Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today said the tragic death of a 21-year old Queensland woman was the seventh truck-related fatality this week and reinforced the need for safer roads and safer driving conditions.

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 15 November 2013

  • Media Release

    6 Truck Crashes and 6 Deaths since Monday

    November 13

    Transport Workers’ Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today said six truck crashes and six deaths in two days was evidence of the pressure on drivers to speed or skip rest breaks, to meet unrealistic deadlines.

  • Media Release

    Coles Risks Lives

    November 07

    National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU), Tony Sheldon today said supermarket giant Coles was responsible for an increased risk of truck crashes on Australian roads, by forcing drivers to speed, drive unsafe hours and carry overweight loads.