TWU

  • Media Release

    Northern NSW Lives At Risk If Road Safety Watchdog Is Axed

    November 06

    Federal MP for Richmond Justine Elliot was updated today by a group of concerned local truck drivers on the danger of more people being injured or killed on Northern NSW Australian roads if the Federal Government succeeded in abolishing Australia’s road safety watchdog - the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 6 November 2014

  • Media Release

    TWU Condemns Government's Tax on Drivers

    November 02

    TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon has today condemned the Federal Government’s move to force transport workers and other road users to pay a $4 billion increase in the fuel tax over the next four years, despite objections from the Senate.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEAES, 2 November 2014

  • Media Release

    Qantas Workers Call for Change

    October 24

    The Transport Workers’ Union today slammed the Qantas Transformation Program as a complete failure and said the only way profitability would be restored to the company was through deep and sustained engagement with the workforce.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 24 October 2014

  • Media Release

    Truck Driving Australia's Deadliest Job

    October 20

    The Transport Workers’ Union today called for the Federal Government to pledge its full support to Australia’s road safety watchdog - the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) – to protect those working in Australia’s most deadly industry.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 20 October 2014

  • Media Release

    Coles' Perfect Profit Day Un-Australian And Deadly

    October 17

    The Transport Workers’ Union today called for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to investigate conduct from supermarket giant Coles towards transport and logistics suppliers that force unsafe practices within the road transport industry.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 17 October 2014

  • Media Release

    More Needs To Be Done To Avoid Another Cootes

    October 08

    The Transport Workers’ Union today welcomed a further $50,000 fine to trucking company Cootes Transport for operating unsafe vehicles, but said more needs to be done to hold to account those at the top of transport supply chains for the lethal pressures that lead to poor maintenance records in Australia’s most dangerous industry.
     
    TWU STATEMENT, 8 October 2014