TWU

  • Media Release

    Have Another Coffee And Keep On Truckin’ Is Wrong And Dangerous

    March 26

    Telling a truck driver who is being squeezed every day by impossible deadlines and dangerously low rates of pay to have another cup of coffee and ‘keep on truckin’ is not only wrong, but also dangerous. That’s according to Michael Kaine, National Assistant Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union.

  • Media Release

    Frank Black Re-Election Good News for Truck Drivers

    March 15

    Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) has welcomed the re-election of Queensland truck driver Frank Black as the owner-driver representative on the Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA) General Council as good news for everyone who drives a truck for a living.

  • Media Release

    TWU Members At UPS Use Union Strength To Win

    March 01

    TWU members at United Parcel Service (UPS) yards across the eastern seaboard have achieved a landmark workplace agreement with management on working conditions, standards and pay rates showing what can be achieved when workers stand together. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).

  • Media Release

    Don't Believe The Hype, Qantas Still in Deep Trouble

    February 21

    Despite the spin from the CEO and money from Boeing for not supplying planes, Qantas remains in deep trouble and until such time as the Board of Directors pull together a coherent strategy that involves investing in staff, planes and Qantas mainline, the Flying Kangaroo remains at risk of being culled. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union.

  • Media Release

    Wettenhalls Deal Saves Jobs, TWU Continues to Fight for Members’ Entitlements

    February 08

    With over 200 jobs in the Wettenhalls Group around the country secure after the sale of components of the Group, the Transport Workers’ Union is determined to continue the fight for the outstanding entitlements of members who have lost their livelihood during the company’s two week administration period and to secure alternative employment for the hundreds left jobless after the collapse. That’s according to Michael Kaine, Assistant National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).

  • Media Release

    TWU Comments On AIPA/Qantas Fair Work Australia Arbitration Decision

    January 17

    The arbitration decision handed down today by Fair Work Australia on the dispute between members of the Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA) and Qantas highlights the negative and deeply damaging strategy pursued by senior management at Qantas which resulted in October 2011’s lockout. Not only did this lockout alienate 35,000 Qantas staff, but also it was a financial disaster for the airline and it did untold damage to the Qantas brand.