TWU

  • News

    Most FWO Prosecutions Targeting Accessories

    November 14

    Workplace Express, 2 November 2016
     
    The Fair Work Ombudsman pursued accessories to alleged Fair Work Act breaches in nine out of every ten cases it lodged in court last financial year, while three-quarters involved visa-holders, according to its annual report.

  • News

    New Senate Truck Driver Licensing Probe Hearing

    November 11

    ATN, by Rob McKay, 11 November 2016
     
    The senator Glenn Sterle-led ‘Aspects of road safety in Australia’ inquiry will grill state and federal public servants today, with the focus to be on driver licensing standards.

  • Media Release

    Underpayment Of Migrant Driver Highlights Larger Exploitation Problem, TWU Warns

    November 10

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 10 November 2016

    Underpayment of a Sri Lankan truck driver by almost $9,000 highlights the ongoing problem of exploitation in the transport industry, the Transport Workers’ Union has warned.

  • News

    Driving Schools' 'Bogus' Licences Causing Trucking Havoc

    November 10

    Thomson Reuters Workforce Daily, 9 November 2016
     
    Exploited migrant workers are creating "havoc" on roads because bogus driving schools hand them licences for heavy vehicles without providing proper training, the head of the transport union has said.

  • Media Release

    TWU Stands With Sacked Cub Workers, Calls For Corporate Accountability On Wages, Conditions

    November 09

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 9 November 2016
     
    TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon has stood with sacked workers at the Carlton United Breweries today, demanding that the Government make wealthy manufacturers and retailers accountable for what happens to workers in their supply chains.

  • News

    Public Transport Unions Call For National Day Of Respect

    November 09

    WA Today, by Amy Mitchell-Whittington, 8 November 2016
     
    Rail, bus and tram commuters are being asked to say "thank you" to public transport workers out of respect for slain bus driver Manmeet Sharma.