TWU

  • Media Release

    SA Bus Drivers To Mark Horrific Death In 'Black Armband Day'

    October 31

    Bus drivers across South Australia will wear black armbands on Monday October 31st to remember Manmeet Alisher, the 29 year old driver who died after being set on fire on Friday in Brisbane.

  • Media Release

    TWU Criticises ATA Over Call For More Rules On Drivers

    October 25

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 25 October 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has criticised the Australian Trucking Association over calls to hold drivers responsible for fatigue, while letting wealthy retailers and manufacturers off the hook for poor rates and unrealistic deadlines which force drivers to work long hours.

  • Media Release

    End Poverty Wages, TWU Urges Qantas Ahead Of Shareholders Meeting

    October 21

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 21 October 2016
     
    Employees working for Qantas are unable to pay bills, take out bank loans or support their families because of forced part time hours and poor conditions, the Transport Workers’ Union has said.

  • Video

    CH9 Mel: Increased Risk to Bus Driver Safety

    October 21

    (CH9 Melbourne, 20 Oct 2016) Victorian bus drivers are facing an increased risk to their safety, as Transport Safety Victoria figures show there have been 16 attacks on them this year. The Transport Workers' Union want full screens installed on buses to protect drivers, as well as drivers not having to confront unruly passengers.

  • News

    Union Demise Fuels Trump-Style Hate

    October 21

    Daily Telegraph, by TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon, 21 Oct 2016
     
    The world is rightly terrified at the prospect of Donald Trump being elected US president next month. But Trump's rise is not the only worrying sign that disaffection is rife among electorates across the world. Populist politics has gained a foothold in the UK, France, the Philippines and elsewhere. Australia has not escaped this phenomenon.

  • Media Release

    TRANSPORT WORKERS AT HIGH RISK OF DEATH, SAFE WORK REPORT SHOWS

    October 17

    The Transport Workers’ Union has called on the Government to urgently address workplace deaths among transport workers after a new Safe Work Australia report shows that almost one out of every four workers killed in the last 13 years was a transport worker.