• 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.

  • Media Release

    How Will Robots And Uber Change Our Lives? Special Taskforce Needed To Investigate Impact On Jobs, Workplace Rights

    May 19

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 19 May 2016
    The Transport Workers Union will today call on the next Australian Government to urgently convene a special taskforce into the impact of the so-called “sharing economy” and automation on jobs and workplace rights.

  • News

    Authorities Must Investigate Barnett's Couriers After Latest Trucking Tragedy

    May 19

    TWU NSW MEDIA RELEASE, 19 May 2016
    Transport Workers Union NSW Acting Secretary Richard Olsen has called on the authorities to launch a full investigation of Wollongong-based Barnett’s Couriers after the latest fatal crash involving a Barnett’s truck.

  • Video

    The World Today: Truckies Block Sydney CBD for Safe Rates

    May 18

    (The World Today, 18 May 2016) Truck drivers blocked a major Sydney intersection. They want the restoration of the tribunal that sets pay rates for its members. It equates minimum pay with safety.