TWU

  • Media Release

    Transport Workers' Union To Oppose Move To Delay Order Aimed At Saving Lives

    March 10

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 10 March 2016 

    The Transport Workers’ Union will vehemently oppose applications by several industry groups, such as Ai Group, NatRoad and Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association to delay a road safety watchdog ruling aimed at saving lives.

  • News

    Not So Fast: TWU Rallies To Prevent Minimum Rates Delay

    March 10

    Owner Driver, by Brad Gardner, 10 March 2016
     
    The Transport Workers Union will not support applications to delay minimum rates until 2017.

  • Media Release

    TWU Appeals For Government To Support Road Safety After Horror Week Of Truck Deaths

    March 09

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 9 March 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is appealing to the Federal Government to back a ruling by the road safety watchdog after 12 people were killed in truck crashes in just nine days.

  • News

    Auckland Bus Strike Escalates

    March 09

    FIRST Union PRESS RELEASE, 2 March 2016
     
    Auckland bus strike escalates – drivers refuse to handle cash.
     
    Over 100 FIRST Union members from Howick and Eastern Buses are recommencing strike action as the company makes repeated attempts to remove overtime and weekend rates for drivers, says FIRST Union Bus Organiser Rudd Hughes.

  • Media Release

    Action Needed As Report Exposes Widespread Harrassment At DHL

    March 08

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 8 March 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) has called for immediate action to investigate DHL operations in Australia after a new report exposed widespread harassment and bullying of employees by management in the company’s international operations.

  • News

    Qatar Rights Record Not Acceptable

    March 08

    AFR, 7 March 2016
     
    Qatar Airways has a track record of abuse of its employees ("An audience with Qatar Airways' Al Baker", March 4). It keeps staff under constant surveillance and sacks them for minor offences, such as using too much hair gel, wearing their hat wrongly or having a tattoo. The airline is entirely owned by the Qatari government which criminalises homosexuals. When confronted over these issues while in Australia, chief executive Akbar Al Baker insisted that Qatar is a "very modern" country where there are "lady drivers".  It is not acceptable that Australia turns a blind eye to rights violations. Because clearly, as Qatar Airways flights just began into Sydney this week, these violations are now happening here.
     
    Tony Sheldon
    Transport Workers Union
    Sydney, NSW