TWU

  • 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.

  • Media Release

    TWU Tells Small Business Minister That Major Retailers Squeeze on Suppliers Extends Well Beyond Food Industry

    October 30

    The Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) has told Small Business Minister Bruce Billson that the relentless squeezing of suppliers by major retailers like Coles extends well beyond the food industry, and that when it comes to squeezing Australian truck drivers it can lead to death and destruction on our roads.

  • Media Release

    Fairness for Workers at Qantas AGM?

    October 18

    Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) National Secretary Tony Sheldon has today called on shareholders at the Qantas AGM to deliver fairness for Qantas ground staff by guaranteeing them Australia’s minimum weekly wage.