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.

  • 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).