TWU

  • Media Release

    TWU WELCOMES ALP SUPPORT FOR QANTAS WORKERS AND FAMILIES

    December 04

    The Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) has today (04.12.11) welcomed the overwhelming support shown by the Labor Party to the workers and families involved in the ongoing dispute with Qantas/Jetstar management.  At the ALP conference this morning, delegates endorsed the TWU’s amendment to the Labor platform to support majority ownership and the operation of Australian airlines in Australia. 

  • Media Release

    AUSTRALIANS SHOW SUPPORT FOR WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES ON ‘QANTAS FAMILIES DAY’

    December 03

    More than 600 Australians are taking to the streets today (03.12.11) to show their support for Qantas/Jetstar workers in the ongoing dispute with management.  ‘Qantas Families Day’ is an initiative of a number of Trade Unions representing workers employed by the airline.

  • Media Release

    TWU CALLS FOR QANTAS TO EITHER 'PUT UP OR SHUT UP'

    November 24

    The TWU will move towards immediate arbitration of the Qantas dispute.  At the same time, the union will be calling for an aviation award to be established across the industry.

  • 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.