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.

  • Media Release

    Time To Stop Blaming Truckies-Making Clients Like Coles Accountable The Only Way To Reduce Road Deaths

    October 16

    It’s time to stop laying the blame for road deaths with truckies, and tackle the real cause of the safety crisis on our roads – the squeeze put on the industry by the likes of Coles. That’s according to the Transport Workers’ Union of Australia (TWU) who will today submit its reply to submissions to the work of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal.

  • Media Release

    Government Support For Aviation Welcome But Highlights Bad Decision Making at Qantas

    October 12

    The Government’s intention to sign the Cape Town Convention demonstrates a welcome commitment to the future of our aviation industry, but bad decisions by senior management means Qantas cannot take advantage of the benefits of this convention. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union.

  • Media Release

    Alan Joyce Cannot Whitewash Responsibility for Threatening Future Viability of Qantas

    October 09

    Qantas CEO Alan Joyce is attempting to whitewash his role in jeopardising the future viability of Qantas at the same time as he misrepresents the impact of the proposed Emirates alliance on Qantas and Australia’s national interest. That's according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union.

  • Media Release

    Lethal Pressure On Truckies From Retailers Like Coles Confirmed By Latest Driver Survey

    October 02

    New evidence confirming the lethal pressures major retailers like Coles place on truck drivers reinforces the need for the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal to hold big retail bullies to account for squeezing the life out of truck drivers. That’s according Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).