TWU

  • Media Release

    $37,000 On Ombudsman's Report A 'Waste Of Taxpayers Money', Says TWU

    November 02

    The Transport Workers’ Union has criticised as a waste of taxpayers money the more than $37,000 spent on nine public sessions looking at the impact of a two-week Order setting minimum rates for owner drivers.

  • News

    Diary Danger

    November 02

    by Steve Skinner

    Electronic work diaries (EWD) are "doomed to fail" without also reforming the trucking industry, says one of Australia’s top transport fatigue researchers.

  • News

    OWNER DRIVER: Kicked In The Guts

    November 02

    by Tony Sheldon, TWU National Secretary

    Roy Ballentyne, an owner-driver from South Australia, is flabbergasted. He just can’t get his head around a report brought out recently by Small Business Ombudsman Kate Carnell stating that minimum rates for ownerdrivers are a bad thing.

  • 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.