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.

  • Media Release

    500 More Qantas Workers Pay The Price for Bad Management

    November 08

    Another 500 workers at Qantas will pay the price for the disastrous management at the company, who must now come clean on how they intend to grow the company while sacking workers and turning Qantas into a little more than a virtual airline. That’s according to Michael Kaine, Acting National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).

  • Media Release

    Shareholder Anger at AGM Highlights Need for Qantas Management to Take ‘High Road’

    November 03

    Widespread anger from Qantas shareholders and employees at today’s Qantas AGM highlights the need for the Qantas Board of Directors to change course from the ‘low road’ policies of existing senior management, and start making the right decisions to ensure an safe and secure Australian future for Qantas and Qantas jobs. That’s according to senior Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) official Klaus Pinkas.

  • Media Release

    Future of Qantas Threatened by Bad Management, TWU Members Take Australia’s Message To Qantas AGM

    November 02

    Countless bad decisions from Qantas management in the past year have undermined the very future of the Flying Kangaroo and it is Qantas employees, shareholders and the national interest, which are suffering. That’s according to senior Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) official Klaus Pinkas.

  • Media Release

    Series Of Tragic Truck Crashes On Our Roads Highlight The Safety Crisis In Trucking

    October 31

    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 the demands from major retailers like Coles. That’s according to Michael Kaine, Acting National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union.

  • Media Release

    Action On Airline Crew Visa Manipulation Welcome But Airlines Must Not Write Government Policy

    October 30

    Government publication of a discussion paper on visas for international airline crew is an important step to end the manipulation of loopholes by Qantas/Jetstar and others, but it is deeply concerning that these same airlines are in ongoing negotiations with the Government on what this new legislation should look like. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union.