TWU

  • News

    CAIRNS BUS DRIVERS TO STOP WORK IN PAY FRUSTRATION

    June 06

    TWU QLD BRANCH MEDIA RELEASE, 5 June 2017
     
    Drivers for Sunbus in Cairns will be taking 48 hours of industrial action from 5am on Tuesday the 6th of June, as pay negotiations stall.

  • News

    BUS DRIVERS WIN AS NEW SAFETY TRIAL ANNOUNCED

    May 31

    TWU QLD BRANCH MEDIA RELEASE, 30 May 2017
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is celebrating after a trial of new bus safety measures was announced by the Palaszczuk Government.

  • Media Release

    QANTAS EMPLOYEES FIGHT LESS PAY FOR SAME JOB

    May 30

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 30 May 2017
     
    Qantas employees will today argue against the wealthy airline paying them less money to work the same job.

  • News

    SPEAKING UP: UNION ADDRESSES BLACK DOG IN TRUCKING

    May 24

    Owner Driver, 23 May 2017
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) has directed their focus to addressing mental health issues across the transport industry by providing training to delegates and organisers within the union, as well as partnering with beyondblue to drive awareness.

  • News

    Alone on the Open Road: Truckers Feel Like 'Throwaway People'

    May 24

    By Trip Gabriel, Photographs By George Etheredge, New York Times, May 22, 2017

    President Trump ignited a national discussion of blue-collar jobs. Truck driving, once a road to the middle class, is now low-paying, grinding, unhealthy work. We talked with drivers about why they do it.

  • Media Release

    VIC LABOR PASSES RESOLUTION TO JAIL EMPLOYERS WHO ENGAGE IN WAGE THEFT

    May 22

    TWU STATEMENT, 22 May 2017
     
    Victoria’s Labor Party has passed a resolution calling for a change to the law to ensure employers face jail if they engage in wage theft from their workforce.