TWU

  • Media Release

    TIP TOP DRIVERS TRAVEL TO CANBERRA TO DEMAND ACTION ON SAFETY & EXPLOITATION

    December 06

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 6 December 2017
     
    Exploited owner drivers working for bread manufacturer Tip Top are in Canberra today demanding that the Federal Government reinstate legislation that dealt exploitation and safety risks in transport supply chains.

  • Media Release

    AIRPORT WORKERS HOLD NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST POVERTY CONDITIONS

    November 29

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 29 November 2017

    Airport workers across Australia are today holding protests over attempts to introduce industry-wide split shifts, which result in staff forced to sleep rough at the airports. The move will also have implications for other employees including nurses, aged care workers, electricians and shop workers.

  • Media Release

    TWU WARNS: PORT PRICE HIKES ARE PUTTING PRESSURE ON TRANSPORT INDUSTRY

    November 28

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 28 November 2017
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is warning against new hikes in port access fees, saying the increase in charges earlier this year is causing hardship among operators and drivers.

  • Media Release

    FAIR WORK REJECTS AEROCARE’S ATTEMPT TO LEGALISE WAGE THEFT

    November 27

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 27 November 2017
     
    The Fair Work Commission has rejected an appeal of the latest enterprise agreement by Aerocare, the aviation company at the centre of a scandal involving below poverty rates and staff sleeping rough at airports.

  • Media Release

    TWU STATEMENT: SCANDAL-RIDDEN AEROCARE BOUGHT-OUT

    November 22

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 22 November 2017
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is keen to meet global aviation services company Swissport after reports that it has bought out scandal-ridden ground-handling company Aerocare.

  • Media Release

    TWU ACCUSES ALDI OF COVER-UP ON SAFETY BREACHES

    November 16

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 16 November 2017
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has criticised Aldi for covering up safety risks in its supply chain by claiming it has conducted an internal survey of drivers which found no problems. The Union is calling on Aldi to meet to discuss introducing whistleblower protections and enforceable rights. Drivers need to be able to come forward and reveal safety risks without fearing of harassment or sacking.