TWU

  • Media Release

    The Asian Century Is Welcome, But Australia Must Not Look Other Way on Human and Workers’ Rights Abuses

    November 23

    Australia can and will prosper in the ‘Asian century’, but this must not come at the expense of ignoring serious human and labour rights violations, undemocratic regimes, or allowing Australian companies to exploit foreign workers both here in Australia or in Asia. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).

  • Media Release

    Tackle Safety Crisis in Trucking With National Inquiry On Retail Supply Chains

    November 20

    The Government’s Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal can best address the continuing safety crisis in trucking, which has claimed the lives of six people in the past week alone, by focusing on the retail sector and by conducting a travelling inquiry across the country to get a thorough understanding of the scale of the problem. That’s according to senior Victorian based TWU Official, John Berger.

  • Media Release

    Online Check-In Breakdown Highlights Importance Of Front Line Staff

    November 16

    Major flaws in airline online check-in programs, which delayed hundreds of passengers across Australia last weekend, further reinforce the fact that while technological advances are welcome, they must never come at the expense of proper staffing levels at all airlines flying in Australia. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).

  • Media Release

    Another Tragic Week On Our Roads Highlights Need To Address Lethal Pressures In Trucking

    November 16

    The continuing toll of serious truck crashes on our roads are a tragic reminder of the need to urgently address the dangerous and often life-threatening pressures in road transportation driven by demands from major clients. That’s according to Michael Kaine, Acting National Secretary, of the Transport Workers’ Union.

  • Media Release

    Government Stance on Public Sector Job Security Should Be Widened to Include Private Sector

    November 14

    The strong stand on public sector job security taken by the Federal Government against ideologically driven Liberal State Government’s is to be congratulated but this should be extended to address outsourcing and offshoring by companies such as Qantas/Jetstar. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).

  • Media Release

    Emirates Engine Failure A Wake Up Call On Aviation Maintenance

    November 13

    The failure of an Emirates jet engine shortly after take-off from Sydney raises serious questions about passenger safety and the policy of conducting aircraft maintenance outside Australia. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union.