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).

  • Media Release

    This Stinks!

    December 18

    Transpacific Industries
    Protected Action: 21 December 2012
    Overtime bans, Limitations & No Paperwork

    TWU SA/NT Branch Media Release, 18 December 2012

  • Media Release

    Spate of Fatal Truck Crashes in the Run Up to Christmas Highlights Lethal Pressures In Trucking

    December 17

    The spate of fatal truck crashes on Australian roads in the run up to Christmas is not only a tragedy for those involved and their loved ones, but also a reminder of the pressures facing truck drivers every day when they step into the cab. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary, of the Transport Workers’ Union.