TWU

  • Media Release

    TWU CALLS FOR MANDATORY PENALTIES FOR BANKS & BOSSES AS COURT SLASHES UNION FINE BY $100,000

    November 21

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 21 November 2018
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has called for mandatory fines for banks and company bosses which steal from their customers and workers, as the Federal Court reduced a fine by $100,000 imposed on the union over membership records.

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    MAJOR BLOW TO ON-DEMAND ECONOMY AS FOODORA RIDER WINS UNFAIR DISMISSAL CASE

    November 16

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 16 November 2018
     
    A major blow has been dealt to the on-demand economy as the Fair Work Commission has ruled a sacked Foodora rider was unfairly dismissed.

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    TWU CALLS FOR HORROR TRUCK CRASHES TO BE INVESTIGATED AS COLES MOVES TO PRIORITISE SAFETY IN ITS SUPPLY CHAIN

    November 15

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 15 November 2018

    Horror truck crashes close to Brisbane and Sydney must be investigated and the role of wealthy companies which contract transport operators closely examined, says the Transport Workers’ Union.

  • Media Release

    WORLD FIRST AS FOODORA ADMITS ITS AUSTRALIAN DELIVERY RIDERS ARE EMPLOYEES & OWES OVER $8M

    November 12

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 8 November 2018
     
    A world first has been achieved in Australia today as administrators for food delivery company Foodora acknowledged the company owes over $8 million in wages, superannuation and taxes after years of misclassifying its delivery riders. But parent company, German-based Delivery Hero, will pay just $3 million to cover its debts, despite forecasting revenues of $1.2 billion just yesterday.

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    TWU CALLS ON GOVERNMENTS TO REGULATE STEVEDORES AS ACCC EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER FEE HIKES

    October 30

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 30 October 2018
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is calling on federal and state governments to regulate stevedores as a report by the ACCC has expressed concern over the impact of fee hikes on supply chains.

  • Media Release

    BIGGEST SURVEY OF RIDE-SHARE DRIVERS REVEALS LOW PAY, VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULTS

    October 24

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 24 October 2018
     
    A major survey of over 1,100 drivers working for Uber and other ride-share companies shows earnings well below minimum rates at just $16 per hour before costs, while over 60% of drivers say they cannot save for superannuation or annual leave.