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The Transport Workers Union of Australia has today written letters to the Vietnamese Government and their ambassador in Australia to inform them of the Union’s intent to investigate alleged safety breaches by Australian airlines operating out of Vietnam.
The Transport Workers Union raised further concerns today following the announcement of Qantas’ strategic alliance with AirAsia.
The Transport Workers Union today said that any deal between the Qantas group of companies and Malaysia’s AirAsia must have best practice safety, security and employment conditions as a priority.
The Transport Workers Union will be asking members and people in the industry to donate money to the family of a truck driver killed after being shot as he was driving his truck in Milperra. To make a donation to the family of the truck driver killed at Milperra last week: Donations can be made to National Australia Bank BSB 082-001 Account No 488250870. Please reference the donation as Bob Knight.
A yet to be released report by the Australian Crime Commission has again pointed to the problems of outsourced labour at Australia’s airports, allowing people with criminal records access to extremely sensitive areas of the airport.