TWU

  • Media Release

    TWU Demands Government Close Loopholes Allowing Untrained Workers To Drive Trucks

    March 22

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 22 March 2016

    The Transport Workers’ Union at a Senate inquiry has called on state and federal governments to urgently close loopholes allowing untrained, illegal and exploited workers to drive trucks.

  • News

    Where’s The Money For Transport Really Going?

    March 22

    TWU NEWS, by TWU NSW Secretary Michael Aird, 22 March 2016
     
    Truck stops, distribution centres, airwaves and newspapers have been consumed by talk on the Road Safety Remuneration Order over the past couple of weeks.

  • Media Release

    UPDATED: TWU TO HOLD TALKS WITH SCOTT’S ON TUNNEL INCIDENT

    March 21

    This Thursday (March 24) the TWU are holding a second round of talks with Scott’s of Mt Gambier, the company whose trucks were driven in the incident last month when a driver on a temporary visa was unable to reverse his truck out of Sydney’s M5 tunnel after trying to enter it in error.

  • News

    TWU Intensifies Wage Fight With Jetstar

    March 18

    The Australian, 18 March 2016
     
    The Transport Workers Union is ramping up its campaign over stalled wage negotiations for Jetstar staff and has set a six-week deadline for members to authorise industrial action against Qantas’s budget carrier.

  • News

    Truckies Disrupt Coles Distributions Centres To Highlight Retailer’s Lethal Squeeze

    March 18

    TWU NSW MEDIA RELEASE, 18 March 2016
     
    TWU NSW Secretary Michael Aird has told Coles to stop buying off their responsibilities as major transport clients by donating to politicians in Canberra and instead take responsibility for their lethal economic squeeze on truck drivers that is leading to hundreds of truck crash related deaths on Australian roads each year.

  • News

    An Extreme Race to the Bottom

    March 17

    Owner Driver, by TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon, 17 March 2016
     
    There is a pride in the professionalism of drivers who carry the heavy loads over vast distances around our country. The skill requires training and experience and without these components things can go horribly wrong. We saw this starkly recently in Sydney this year when a driver on a temporary visa was unable to reverse his over-height truck, owned by Scott’s Transport of Mt Gambier, out of the M5 airport tunnel after trying to enter it in error. The incident held up traffic at the busy route for several hours before police and Road and Maritime Service personnel came and dealt with the situation.