• Media Release

    More Work Needed on Union Rights in Vietnam - Sheldon Calls for release of Three Vietnamese Imprisoned For Trade Union Activity

    August 02

    The Vietnamese Government should honour its human rights and labour rights obligations beginning with the release of three Trade Union activists. That's according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers' Union of Australia (TWU). He issued a statement to coincide with the visit of The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour, (VGCL), which is currently in Australia as guests of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, (ACTU).

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    Corporate Watchdog Should Investigate Qantas Senior Management For Flouting Corporation Law – TWU

    July 31

    The Transport Workers’ Union has today (31.07.12) called on the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) to investigate Qantas-Jetstar and its senior management for possible breaches of laws governing corporations. The call came as the Union raised concerns that Qantas may have knowingly leaked market sensitive information.

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    Transport Workers Union Industrial Action at AAT Kings Yulara (Ayres Rock) and Alice Springs

    July 30

    Members of the Transport Workers Union South Australia Northern Territory Branch working for AAT Kings in Yulara and Alice Springs have voted  to take a 24 hour stoppage from 12.01am on Thursday the 2nd of August until 12.01am Friday the 3rd of August. Picket lines will be set up at the company's Yulara bus depot.

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    Transport Workers’ Union Challenges Coles to Public Debate on Safety Issues - Significant Increase in Truck Fatalities in Two States

    July 26

    The Transport Workers’ Union of Australia (TWU) has challenged Coles to a public debate on the continuing high number of deaths and injuries from truck crashes across the country.

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    Veteran Truckies Stand Up To Coles

    July 25

    Veteran Truck Drivers are descending on Coles stores across Australia today, to protest against the pressures being put on truck drivers by the giant retailer.  The retired drivers are speaking to shoppers and the wider public, highlighting conditions in the trucking industry, and how Coles uses its economic power to squeeze its suppliers, and drive down conditions and safety standards.

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    TWU TO CALL FOR EXTENSION OF QANTAS SALE ACT TO COVER JETSTAR - Tony Sheldon to move resolution at NSW Labor Conference

    July 15

    The Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) will today (15.07.12) seek the support of New South Wales Labor to ask the Federal Government to extend the Qantas Sales Act to include Jetstar.