TWU

  • 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.

  • Media Release

    FWC Approves Protected Action Ballot of Thousands of Workers at Toll Group

    July 09

    Thousands of workers will vote on industrial action at Australia’s largest transport and logistics operator after the Fair Work Commission today approved the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) application for a Protected Action Ballot across the Toll Group, said TWU Assistant National Secretary Michael Kaine.

  • Media Release

    TWU Applies For Protected Action Ballot at Toll Group

    July 05

    The Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) today applied to the Fair Work Commission to ballot more than 8,500 workers across the Toll Group on all forms of industrial action after negotiations with management broke down.

  • Media Release

    Latest Trucking Tragedies A Reminder of Lethal Pressures in Australia’s Most Dangerous Industry

    July 05

    Four people, including two children, were killed in three fatal truck crashes on the Australian roads in 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.

  • Media Release

    TWU Welcomes Sharon Bird A New Minister for Road Safety

    July 01

    The Transport Workers’ Union has welcomed the appointment of Illawarra MP Sharon Bird to the position of Minster for Road Safety, Regional Development and Regional Communications, highlighting her commitment to addressing the lethal pressures facing truck drivers and the impact of this on every road user.

  • Media Release

    Skilled Migration Legislation First Step To Fairer System for Aussie and Foreign Workers

    July 01

    Legislation passed by Federal Parliament late last week has closed the door on some of the loopholes used by unscrupulous employers to exploit workers in the 457-visa program and evade their responsibility to train and educate local workers, said Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).