TWU

  • Media Release

    Federal Government to Introduce Landmark Road Safety Legislation - New Tribunal to Establish and Maintain Safe Rates and Systems for Employees and Owner Drivers

    November 22

    The Transport Workers Union of Australia (TWU) today welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to introduce legislation in the final sitting week of Parliament to rectify the defective and dangerous system of truck driver remuneration across the country and to address the economic pressures that the major industry clients place on the industry.

  • Media Release

    Statement by Tony Sheldon - Qantas Negotiation

    November 21

    Qantas today refused point-blank to extend conciliation by a further 21 days. This strategy undermines the false platitudes that Qantas executives have planted in the media in recent days about their "confidence" in reaching agreement.

  • Media Release

    Survey shows truckies pushed through the limit

    November 20

    Results from one of the largest ever surveys of truck drivers show around forty per cent of truck drivers report being pressured into breaking fatigue regulations and one-in-four have said they are forced to drive at excessive speeds in order to meet deadlines.

  • Media Release

    Statement by Tony Sheldon - Qantas Negotiations Update

    November 10

    Any decision to appeal the decision by Fair Work Australia (FWA) of 31 October 2011 involves questions of broader importance to working people throughout the country. That is why the TWU and other unions are engaged in ongoing discussions with the ACTU.  

  • Media Release

    OPEN LETTER TO ALAN JOYCE

    October 30

    Dear Mr Joyce,

    Please Bargain Fairly In The Interests Of Australian Families. 

  • Media Release

    QANTAS ACTIONS A NATIONAL DISGRACE- Qantas Strategy Called “Project Other” - Statement by Tony Sheldon

    October 30

    The Transport Workers Union of Australia (TWU) condemns the actions of Qantas senior management and its Board to shut down the airline.