TWU

  • Media Release

    Latest Trucking Tragedies A Reminder of Lethal Pressures in Australia’s Most Dangerous Industry

    July 05

    Four people, including two children, were killed in three fatal truck crashes on the Australian roads in this week. These are tragedies for those involved and their loved ones, and a grim reminder of the lethal pressures in Australia’s most dangerous industry, said Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) National Secretary Tony Sheldon.

  • Media Release

    TWU Welcomes Sharon Bird A New Minister for Road Safety

    July 01

    The Transport Workers’ Union has welcomed the appointment of Illawarra MP Sharon Bird to the position of Minster for Road Safety, Regional Development and Regional Communications, highlighting her commitment to addressing the lethal pressures facing truck drivers and the impact of this on every road user.

  • Media Release

    Skilled Migration Legislation First Step To Fairer System for Aussie and Foreign Workers

    July 01

    Legislation passed by Federal Parliament late last week has closed the door on some of the loopholes used by unscrupulous employers to exploit workers in the 457-visa program and evade their responsibility to train and educate local workers, said Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).

  • Media Release

    Safer Roads Around the Corner

    June 27

    Australia is one step closer to a safer and more sustainable road transport industry, after landmark discussions between drivers, road transport operators and major clients concluded yesterday at the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, said Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union.
     

  • Media Release

    Latest Trucking Tragedies A Reminder of Lethal Pressures in Australia’s Most Dangerous Industry

    June 24

    Reports of fatal truck crashes over the weekend in Queensland and New South Wales are tragedies for those involved and their loved ones, and a tragic reminder of the lethal pressures in Australia’s most dangerous industry, said Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) National Secretary Tony Sheldon.

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE

  • Media Release

    Union Members Get More In The Transport Sector

    June 07

    Union members working in the transport, postal and warehousing sector get paid around $155 a week more than workers who are not members of a union, according to figures recently released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).