TWU

  • Media Release

    2013 TWU National Council

    May 10

    TWU National Council To Focus On the Right To A Decent Job
    May 20th - 23rd, at Sky City, Darwin

  • Media Release

    Coalition IR Policy A U-turn on Road Safety

    May 09

    Plans announced by the Coalition to review the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal in the event of winning September’s Federal election ignore all of the evidence collected over twenty years showing a direct relationship between pay and conditions for truck drivers and road safety, said Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union.

  • Media Release

    TWU Truckies At Toll Target Better Safety and Fair Wage Increases in New EBA

    April 16

    Better safety and training, improvements in pay and superannuation and a fair deal for subcontractors are on the agenda today as thousands of Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) members at the Toll Group begin negotiations for a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA), commented TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon.

  • Media Release

    Extent of Pressures in Australia’s Most Dangerous Industry Highlighted in National Survey of Truck Drivers

    April 11

    Alarming new evidence from a survey of more than 950 truck drivers across the country graphically highlights the pressures in Australia’s most dangerous industry and points the finger squarely at big retailers like Coles, according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Worker’s Union.

  • Media Release

    ACCC Rejects Qantas Key Claims Yet Bizarrely Still Approves Deal

    March 27

    The ACCC has rejected Qantas’ key argument that the airline’s International Section was in terminal decline, yet today approved the Qantas/Emirates alliance and confirmed that it did not consider Australia’s national economic, security and employment interests, commented Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union today.

  • Media Release

    Senate Inquiry Into 457 Visa Abuse Welcome

    March 27

    The establishment of a Senate Committee Inquiry into skilled migration programmes such as the 457 visa is a welcome opportunity to put a stop to the abuse of the system by unscrupulous employers who are exploiting loopholes and in some cases treating staff as little more than slaves. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union and Senior Vice President of the Australian Labor Party.