TWU

  • 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.

  • Media Release

    Cash Crisis Pending As Melbourne Cup Looms

    October 29

    ATMs and Banks in South Australia and the Northern Territory will not be serviced from Thursday 1 November until Saturday 3 November unless management at Chubb Security offer a fair deal to staff who are some of the lowest paid in their profession across the country. That’s according to Ray Wyatt, South Australia and Northern Territory Branch Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).

    Transport Workers' Union SA/NT Branch Media Release
     

  • Media Release

    One Toll Vision Must Be More Than Just Words

    October 26

    Management at the Toll Group have the opportunity to show that their ‘One Toll’ policy for a productive, efficient and safer workplace for all Toll workers is more than a public relations exercise by implementing this at all Toll sites across the globe. That’s according to Michael Aird, Senior Official of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).

  • Media Release

    Safe and Secure Australian Skies Threatened By Foreign Takeovers

    October 25

    State-owned foreign airlines should not be allowed to continue with their virtual takeover of Qantas/Jetstar as this undermines Australian jobs, threatens the future of our aviation industry and is not in our national interest. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union.

  • Media Release

    Cut Fatal Truck Crashes By Tackling Squeeze on Truckies

    October 17

    The continuing devastation and loss of life on our roads resulting from truck crashes can only be addressed once we begin to tackle the root cause of these crashes; the squeeze put on truckies by major clients like Coles. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union, who was speaking in the wake of several recent truck crashes in Queensland and in Victoria.