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.

  • Media Release

    Coles Keeps Head In The Sand As Woolies Commits to Working With Road Transport Industry on Safety Crisis

    January 16

    One half of the Supermarket duopoly, Woolworths, has made encouraging public commitments to playing their part in tackling the lethal pressures in trucking while the other half, Coles, continues to stick their head in the sand. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).

  • Media Release

    Coles Retail Price Wars Pledge Equals Lethal Squeeze On Truckies

    January 11

    The pledge for a further escalation of the retail price wars by supermarket giant Coles will not be funded by a reduction in company profits but instead by an even greater squeeze on suppliers and in the road transport industry the effects of this are lethal. That’s according to Michael Kaine, Acting National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).

  • Media Release

    Support From Aussie Truckies Helps US Toll Group Drivers Win Landmark Deal

    January 10

    After years of campaigning Toll Group truck drivers in the United States have won a landmark agreement that is a testament to their dedication and which highlights how support from TWU members here in Australia made a crucial difference in securing a better deal. That's according to Michael Kaine, Acting National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).

  • Media Release

    End To Pressure From Coles The Best Present Truckies Can Get This Christmas

    December 21

    The lethal pressures facing truckies can be even worse during the Christmas period and it’s time that major retailers like Coles stopped pushing truckies past their limits simply for profits. That’s according to senior TWU Official Michael Aird.

  • Media Release

    Despite ACCC Restrictions, Aviation Industry Still Under Threat From Proposed Qantas/Emirates Alliance

    December 20

    The future viability of Qantas and the Australian aviation industry continues to be under threat from the proposed Qantas/Emirates Alliance despite significant conditions placed on the alliance by Australia’s competition watchdog. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).