TWU

  • Media Release

    TWU Seeks to Strengthen Draft Safety Orders

    August 02

    The draft order released by the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) needs to be strengthened to tackle the powerful role of clients at the top of the transport supply chain and fulfill the Tribunal’s mandate to ensure all truck drivers receive safe and fair rates of pay, according to the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).

  • Media Release

    Coalition MP Continues His Fact Free Attack On Industry Super Funds

    July 19

    Federal Liberal MP Paul Fletcher’s recent fact-free attacks on the integrity of TWU Super and industry superannuation funds is another example of his opposition to industry super funds where working people actually have a voice, said TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon.

  • Media Release

    Aussie Lives Depend on Safe Rates for Truck Drivers

    July 18

    It’s time for big retailers like Coles to end the squeeze on truckies and for the Coalition to support a safer trucking industry - because Aussie lives depend on it. That's according to Peter Biagini, TWU Queensland Secretary.

  • Media Release

    Trucking Industry Must Switch Focus To Cost Recovery From Clients After Government Switches to ETS

    July 17

    Now that the Government has switched to the Emissions Trading Scheme for pricing carbon, it’s time for the entire trucking industry to focus on the real issues and get behind the push for full cost recovery from major transport clients according to the Transport Workers’ Union.

  • Media Release

    Grassroots Preselections a Victory for Party Democracy

    July 15

    The confirmation of rank-and-file preselections for the Federal seats of Kingsford Smith, Charlton, Lalor and Hotham is a victory for party members, according to TWU National Secretary and ALP Senior Vice President Tony Sheldon.

  • Media Release

    'Horror Week' of Trucking Tragedies A Reminder of Lethal Pressures in Australia’s Most Dangerous Industry

    July 12

    A ‘horror week’ of trucking tragedies on Australian roads has seen six people killed in six separate fatal truck crashes this week. These are tragedies for those involved and their loved ones, and a grim reminder of the lethal pressures in Australia’s most dangerous industry, said Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) National Secretary Tony Sheldon.