TWU

  • News

    Safe and Fair Rates

    February 18

    Owner Driver, by TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon, 18 February 2016
     
    We in Australia have never shied away from fighting for our rights. It’s the reason Australia was the first place to adopt the 8-hour working day and the reason we pioneered schemes to protect the vulnerable, such as the superannuation system and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

  • Media Release

    Fatal Truck Crash at Amamoor Highlights Crisis in Trucking, TWU Warns

    February 17

    TWU MEDIA RELEAE, 17 February 2016
     
    The death of a 58-year-old woman in  truck crash on Mary Valley Road at Amamoor highlights the crisis in trucking and shows the need for transport operators and wealthy retailers to ensure drivers are paid a safe, fair wage with well-maintained vehicles, the Transport Workers’ Union has said.

  • News

    Transport Operator Hit With Massive Fine For Underpaying Truck Drivers

    February 17

    Owner Driver, 16 February 2016
     
    Court imposes $41,600 fine against Victorian transport company for underpaying its drivers almost $70,000.

  • Media Release

    $70,000 Underpayment Of Drivers Shows Need For National Fund For Auditing & Training, Says TWU

    February 16

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 16 February 2016
     
    Chronic underpayment of truck drivers by a Victorian transport operator shows the need for national auditing to ensure transport contracts by wealthy clients allow for fair and safe rates of pay, the Transport Workers’ Union has said.

  • News

    Qatar Airways Conduct With Women Leads To Call For Bans

    February 15

    Northern Daily Leader, 14 February 2016
     
    Deputy federal Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek is backing a call to ban donations from Qatar Airways over its treatment of women.

  • Media Release

    TWU To Push For Labor Ban On Donations from Qatar Airways Over Employee Abuses

    February 14

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 14 February 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union will seek backing from the NSW Labor Party to ban donations from Qatar Airways over treatment of its employees, including sacking workers for minor offences and keeping them under constant surveillance.