TWU

  • 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).

  • Media Release

    A test of fairness for all Australians - Transport Workers’ Union submits ‘draft agreement’ to Fair Work Australia

    December 09

    The decisions that will be taken by Fair Work Australia with regard to the Qantas dispute will be a test of Australia’s value of fairness - not just for Qantas workers - but for all Australians. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (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.