TWU

  • Media Release

    1,100 Factory Deaths One Year On: Coles Still Using Bangladesh Sweatshops

    April 24

    One year after the Rana Plaza collapse that resulted in 1,100 factory deaths, the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) has notified the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh of suspected human rights abuses by Australian retailer Coles.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 24 April 2014

  • Media Release

    Restoring Freedom

    April 16

    Tony Sheldon Address to the National Press Club

  • Media Release

    After 1,100 Factory Deaths, Coles Owes Bangladesh A New Year’s Gift of Safety

    April 14

    Australian retailer Coles has been urged to mark today’s Bangladesh New Year (April 14, 2014) by signing an accord to prevent the use of sweatshops for clothing sold in Coles stores nationwide.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 14 April 2014

  • Media Release

    Minimum Rates for Truck Drivers

    April 04

    The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal today heard statements from drivers, employers and clients on minimum rates for truck drivers.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 4 April 2014

  • Media Release

    Police Asked to Widen Hampton Crash Investigation

    April 04

    The Transport Workers Union has today written to the Victorian Police requesting that the investigation into the fatal truck crash in Hampton on March 26, be extended to include the work practices of the retailer Coles.

  • Media Release

    Hampton Truck Crash

    March 31

    Transport Workers Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today said the Hampton truck crash on March 26 was further evidence of the pressure on drivers to speed or skip rest breaks in order to meet unrealistic deadlines.