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The TWU national secretary, Tony Sheldon, said Tiger Airways continued grounding by CASA was a sign for the future of low cost aviation companies and demonstrated the need to require airlines to commit a small portion of ticket costs to ensure dismissed workers receive some assistance when an airline is grounded or put out of business.
The Transport Workers Union has today revealed truck drivers and small trucking operators could be facing charges of up to $200 a week on fuel alone with no way to recover the cost under the carbon tax proposed by the federal Government.
The Transport Workers Union has called on the Federal Government to include owner-drivers and employee drivers in the exemption of fuel for the CPRS after drivers were left out of the mix.
The Transport Workers Union has welcomed recommendations from the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement for increased security at domestic airports.
An Auspoll survey released today shows that almost half of Qantas customers believe the airline’s safety performance is worse than it was five years ago.
Australia's transport unions have welcomed the Iranian Government's decision to release bus driver Mansour Osanloo from jail as a victory for human rights.