TWU

  • Media Release

    Qantas Call For Industrial War Puts Ideology Ahead Commercial Return

    February 13

    Transport Workers Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today said Qantas plans to declare industrial war on its workforce were cynicism of the worst kind and would further damage the airline’s profitability.

  • Media Release

    National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

    February 10

    Transport Workers’ Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today (10/2/14) said the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, which starts operations today, would not address the economic pressures on drivers which were the major cause of speeding, fatigue and poor maintenance.

  • Media Release

    Petrol Tanker Fleet Are "Mobile Bombs" - National Dispute Lodged over Oil, Fuel and Gas Safety

    February 04

    The Transport Workers Union will today lodge a national dispute over safety issues in Australia's oil, fuel and gas industries, with new industry surveys showing 1 in 4 petrol tanker drivers are pressured to break the speed limit, 1 in 3 are pushed to falsify logbooks, and 1 in 2 skip rest breaks and drive while fatigued.

  • Media Release

    Cosgrove Retirement: Qantas Needs a Board with Aviation Skills

    January 29

    Transport Workers Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today urged Qantas to go beyond replacing Peter Cosgrove on its Board, with a wholesale cleanout of Board members without hands-on aviation experience.

  • Media Release

    ATA Push for Foreign Truck Drivers

    January 05

    TWU Acting National Secretary Michael Kaine has slammed the call from the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) for trucking companies to be granted free reign to bring in overseas drivers as a ludicrous proposal that deliberately ignores the root causes of the crisis in the trucking industry.

  • Media Release

    TWU Welcomes NSW Government Targeting Coles on Truck Safety

    December 23

    Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) Acting National Secretary Michael Kaine today welcomed the NSW Government’s efforts to make our roads safer by warning big retailers like Coles that squeezing truck drivers at the expense of safety can not continue.