TWU

  • Media Release

    Statement by Tony Sheldon in response to latest Qantas Group Announcement

    February 17

    My thoughts are first and foremost with the workers, families and communities that have been devastated by yesterday’s announcement from the Qantas Group. Some 500 workers will pay the price for the company’s arrogance and bad decision-making. The TWU represents the large majority of the 150 workers at the Adelaide Catering facility which management announced it will axe next March. This workforce will in all likelihood be replaced by an outsourcing company.

  • Media Release

    HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE OUR ROADS SAFER

    February 15

    The Road Safety Remuneration Bill presents a historic opportunity for politicians on all sides to support legislation which will make our roads safer for every Australian and to stand up to major retail bullies such as Coles. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers Union (TWU).

  • Media Release

    Legislate For Militant employers

    February 14

    The continuing attacks on employees, the wider community, and the ongoing dangerous commentary from Qantas Jetstar, should be met with a commitment by Government to tackle militant employers. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union.

  • Media Release

    COLES AND OTHER RETAILERS ‘SQUEEZING THE LIFE’ OUT OF AUSTRALIANS: TRANSPORT WORKERS’ UNION

    February 13

    Coles and other major retailers are literally squeezing the life out of Australians, driving down safety standards in the transport industry to feed their insatiable demand for ever greater profits. That's according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers Union.

  • Media Release

    ‘Safe Rates’ legislation will substantially reduce $2.7 billion cost of truck incidents annually - Statement by Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers Union

    January 30

    Legislation for safe conditions and rates of pay in the road transport industry will not only substantially reduce the appalling toll of more than 330 lives lost each year in Australia’s most dangerous industry, but it will save taxpayers from continuing to foot a $2.7 billion bill each year.  That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers Union (TWU).

  • Media Release

    Engineers Agreement is a practical solution - Sheldon

    January 24

    Fair Work Australia's decision to ratify an agreement for increased pay rates for licensed aircraft engineers and to ensure that work is required to be undertaken by licensed engineers is a practical solution for the union and their members.  That's according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers' Union, (TWU).