TWU

  • Media Release

    Skilled Migration Legislation First Step To Fairer System for Aussie and Foreign Workers

    July 01

    Legislation passed by Federal Parliament late last week has closed the door on some of the loopholes used by unscrupulous employers to exploit workers in the 457-visa program and evade their responsibility to train and educate local workers, said Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).

  • Media Release

    Safer Roads Around the Corner

    June 27

    Australia is one step closer to a safer and more sustainable road transport industry, after landmark discussions between drivers, road transport operators and major clients concluded yesterday at the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, said Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union.
     

  • Media Release

    Latest Trucking Tragedies A Reminder of Lethal Pressures in Australia’s Most Dangerous Industry

    June 24

    Reports of fatal truck crashes over the weekend in Queensland and New South Wales are tragedies for those involved and their loved ones, and a tragic reminder of the lethal pressures in Australia’s most dangerous industry, said Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) National Secretary Tony Sheldon.

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE

  • Media Release

    Union Members Get More In The Transport Sector

    June 07

    Union members working in the transport, postal and warehousing sector get paid around $155 a week more than workers who are not members of a union, according to figures recently released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

  • Media Release

    Government Legislation on Skilled Migration A Step In The Right Direction

    June 07

    The only people to lose out from the Federal Government reforms of Australia’s skilled migration programmes are those unscrupulous employers who rort loopholes in the current system to exploit foreign workers and evade their responsibility to educate and train local workers, said Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) National Secretary Tony Sheldon.

  • Media Release

    Truck Industry and Drivers United in Call for Safety Focus

    May 23

    Truck drivers and their employers presented a united front at the TWU National Council in Darwin today in their calls for a greater focus on road safety in the supply chain.