TWU

  • Media Release

    Toll Workers Request Turnaround Plan

    April 26

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 26 April 2017
     
    Workers at Toll have requested that the company put forward a turnaround plan to staff following recent difficulties. A committee of rank-and-file members have made the request and yard meetings will be held in the coming days and weeks to discuss more fully a Japan Post write-down on Toll and announcements on job cuts.

  • News

    Scrutiny Needed In WA Trucking Industry Amid 'Dangerous Stimulant Culture' Claims

    April 24

    WA Today, by Hannah Barry, 21 April 2017

    WA's Transport Workers Union is warning of what it calls a dangerous culture of over-the-counter stimulant use and drivers being forced to skip mandatory rest breaks in the state.

  • Media Release

    TWU CALLS FOR CRISIS MEETING OF AVIATION INDUSTRY AFTER EXPOSE ON SAFETY & INJURIES

    April 21

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 21 April 2017
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is urgently calling for a meeting of the aviation industry following revelations last night on 7.30 about Aerocare that showed safety at Australian airports is at risk.

  • Video

    Claims that employee fatigue at Aerocare is leading to accidents

    April 21

    (ABC 7.30, 20 April 2017) Last month 7.30 exposed claims of poor conditions for employees of the Australian company Aerocare, which provides essential ground services to airlines. Aerocare denied the claims. Now there are new claims that employee fatigue is leading to accidents.

  • News

    Worker Locked In Aircraft Cargo Hold Raises Questions Over Aerocare Safety Record

    April 20

    ABC News, by James Thomas, 20 April 2017

    Key points: 

    * Baggage handling supervisor accidentally locked in the hold of a Virgin aircraft
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    Neither Aerocare nor Virgin reported the incident to safety authorities

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    Former workers say lack of reporting indicative of lax Aerocare safety standards

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    Aerocare denies claims, says its safety record is impeccable

  • Media Release

    TWU CAUTIOUS ABOUT TWO NEW VISAS

    April 19

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 19 April 2017
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is cautiously welcoming the Government’s stricter rules on the migrant labour program.