TWU

  • 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.

  • 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.