TWU

  • News

    The business deal that could drive up prices and endanger truckies' lives

    May 27

    The potential acquisition of Asciano could have disastrous consequences for both consumers and truck drivers, writes TWU national secretary Tony Sheldon.

    Tony Sheldon | Crikey

  • Media Release

    Transport Workers' Union Supports Farmers' Call For Price Support & Assistance

    May 25

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 25 May 2016
      
    The Transport Workers’ Union is supporting farmers’ demands for price support and financial assistance as they struggle with low milk prices.

  • News

    Sunbus Cairns Drivers' Bladder Prayers Finally Answered

    May 25

    The Cairns Post, by Daniel Bateman, 25 May 2016
     
    Cairns’ public transport workers will no longer be “bus-ting” for a toilet break with some new amenities to be finally built for them in the city centre.

  • News

    Indian Consulate In Sydney Slapped With $10,000 Fine Over Unfair Dismissal Of Driver

    May 25

    TWU NSW MEDIA RELEASE, 25 May 2016
     
    Transport Workers Union NSW Acting Secretary Richard Olsen has welcomed the decision by the Fair Work Commission to award a driver unfairly dismissed by the Indian Consulate in Sydney more than $10,000 saying that it sends a clear message that no employer is above the law.

  • News

    Why Canberra's Garbage Collectors Are Taking Industrial Action

    May 24

    The Age, by Klaus Pinkas, 23 May 2016
     
    When most of the ACT is still asleep in bed or hitting the snooze button on the alarm, local waste workers (garbos) are hard at work. They are out there every weekday morning, making sure our streets are clean and hygienic. But not on Tuesday.

  • Media Release

    Seven Die In Truck Crashes In One Week As Federal Government Fails On Road Safety

    May 23

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 23 May 2016
     
    Seven people have died in truck crashes across Australia in the last week, including two people in a Queensland crash this morning, highlighting the urgent need for a solution to the crisis in trucking.