TWU

  • Media Release

    TWU Truckies At Toll Target Better Safety and Fair Wage Increases in New EBA

    April 16

    Better safety and training, improvements in pay and superannuation and a fair deal for subcontractors are on the agenda today as thousands of Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) members at the Toll Group begin negotiations for a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA), commented TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon.

  • Media Release

    Extent of Pressures in Australia’s Most Dangerous Industry Highlighted in National Survey of Truck Drivers

    April 11

    Alarming new evidence from a survey of more than 950 truck drivers across the country graphically highlights the pressures in Australia’s most dangerous industry and points the finger squarely at big retailers like Coles, according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Worker’s Union.

  • Media Release

    ACCC Rejects Qantas Key Claims Yet Bizarrely Still Approves Deal

    March 27

    The ACCC has rejected Qantas’ key argument that the airline’s International Section was in terminal decline, yet today approved the Qantas/Emirates alliance and confirmed that it did not consider Australia’s national economic, security and employment interests, commented Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union today.

  • Media Release

    Senate Inquiry Into 457 Visa Abuse Welcome

    March 27

    The establishment of a Senate Committee Inquiry into skilled migration programmes such as the 457 visa is a welcome opportunity to put a stop to the abuse of the system by unscrupulous employers who are exploiting loopholes and in some cases treating staff as little more than slaves. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union and Senior Vice President of the Australian Labor Party.

  • Media Release

    Have Another Coffee And Keep On Truckin’ Is Wrong And Dangerous

    March 26

    Telling a truck driver who is being squeezed every day by impossible deadlines and dangerously low rates of pay to have another cup of coffee and ‘keep on truckin’ is not only wrong, but also dangerous. That’s according to Michael Kaine, National Assistant Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union.

  • Media Release

    Frank Black Re-Election Good News for Truck Drivers

    March 15

    Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) has welcomed the re-election of Queensland truck driver Frank Black as the owner-driver representative on the Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA) General Council as good news for everyone who drives a truck for a living.