TWU

  • News

    TWU Stance Backed By Albanese

    December 13

    Owner Driver, 9 December 2016
     
    Shadow transport minister Anthony Albanese has added his voice to Transport Workers Union (TWU) criticism of federal government funding of fatigue research.

  • News

    Transport Workers Union Calls For Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal Restoration

    December 13

    The Canberra Times, by Emily Baker, 9 December 2016
     
    The truckies' union has called for the reinstatement of the road safety watchdog following the death of more than 100 people in truck crashes since it was scrapped by the government in April.

  • News

    Road Safety Tribunal Demise Seems Costly

    December 13

    AFR Letters to the Editor, by TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon, 11 December 2016
     
    This week we passed the 100th death in truck crashes since the federal government tore down the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal in April, which was providing a solution to the carnage. Our thoughts are with the families, friends and communities that have been left devastated. Malcolm Turnbull was well aware what the effect of abolishing the tribunal would be: his own report released this year on the tribunal shows the orders it made would cut truck crashes by 28 per cent. Quite simply, this tribunal was saving lives. It was investigating the pressures on truck drivers to speed, drive long hours, skip mandatory rest breaks and overload their vehicles.

  • News

    Hanson sand quarry workers win big in new agreement

    December 13

    Hanson employees on the firm’s sand quarry work will be around $100 per week better off overall thanks to a new agreement negotiated between the company and the TWU WA Branch.

  • Media Release

    New Sydney Airport Must Provide Quality Jobs, TWU Warns

    December 12

     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 12 December 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is urging the Government to ensure good quality jobs at a new Sydney airport, so that employees can support their families and boost the local economy.

  • Video

    Win for QGS Workers

    December 12

    QGS aviation workers just won a new agreement. The deal gives much improved conditions for the 1,600 workers at QGS. Watch this video to see how and what QGS workers won!