• News

    Unaware, Underpaid

    August 01

    Owner Driver, by TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon, August 2016
    Australia is a multi-culture society, but big business is exploiting newly-arrived foreign drivers to work for lower pay rates while increasing its own profit margin. Tony Sheldon writes.

  • Media Release


    July 29

    Transport Workers’ Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon is today visiting a jailed union activist in South Korea. He is calling on the Korean government to heed the recommendations by the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom on the Rights of Peaceful Assembly and of Association and to release jailed union leaders in Korea.

  • News

    Horror Accidents Highlight Need For Real Action On Road Safety

    July 27

    TWU QLD Branch Media Release, 26 July 2016
    Continued accidents involving heavy vehicles are solid proof that the Federal Government has no plan to improve safety for transport workers, leaving the onus on the States to maintain safety standards with little Federal oversight.

  • Video

    CH7: Truckies Call For More Driver Awareness

    July 26

    (7 News Melbourne, 25 July 2016) More than 2000 people have been killed or injured in crashes involving trucks in the past decade. Truckies say many of these could be avoided if motorists knew the safe braking distance for trucks.

  • News

    Sheldon Responds To SARTA Letter

    July 26

    Owner Driver, 25 July 2016
    TWU national secretary Tony Sheldon has issued a statement following SARTA executive director Steve Shearer’s letter to Owner//Driver criticising the TWU’s motives in the Safe Rates debate.

  • News

    Getting the Balance Right

    July 25

    Big Rigs, TWU NSW News, 24 July 2016
    Last edition we shared with you the important changes that were recently made to the General Carriers Contract Determinations (GCCD) and in particular the expansion of its coverage across NSW.