INEQUALITY IN AUSTRALIA WORSENS

March 5, 2019
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Living standards for Australian working families are in decline for the first time since the 1991-92 recession despite strong corporate profits, obscene CEO salaries and an increase in the number of billionaires, according to a report released by the ACTU. The report, with work from the ANU and based on...

ONE VISION, ONE VOICE

March 3, 2019
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The TWU have stood together to fight for and win for transport workers across the country for over one hundred years. Now, the TWU across the country have joined forces to create one brand. Same colours, same logo, one vision, one voice. 2020, Safe Rates, Safe & Secure Skies, Better...

ACTION NOW ON WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT

February 28, 2019
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The ACTU and 100 other organisations have made a submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission inquiry into sexual harassment. The submission principally calls for urgent reforms to end sexual harassment in the workplace and for people to have swifter access for complaints to be heard in the Fair Work Commission. Sexual...

AMAZON IMPORTING BAD WORKING STANDARDS

February 27, 2019
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A report by the ABC has uncovered shocking working conditions in Amazon’s Australian warehouses. The TWU is standing with the SDAg to stop this exploitation and to protect workers and ensure they have properly paid, secure jobs. Check out the ABC report here.

WORKERS RIGHTS MUST GO FOR PAY RISE-BIG BUSINESS

February 26, 2019
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Big business are helping themselves to huge profits, but now claim they will not give pay rises unless workers give up more of their hard-earned rights. They will simply not be happy until workers give up being paid. Read the story here – here. This is more proof that business...

VOTE TODAY FOR THE ATA ELECTIONS

February 22, 2019
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Vote for Frank Black in the ATA elections. Frank is a proud TWU member and owner-driver who’s stood up for other truckies for decades. Let’s make sure there’s a strong voice for owner-drivers at the ATA. If you registered to vote, you received an email reminder last night. If you...

BUS STALWART RETIRES

February 21, 2019
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Rolled gold union man Bruce Hill has called time and retired from the workforce. The widely-respected Latrobe Valley Bus Lines (LVBL) driver has been a steadfast TWU member for 43 years after joining the Union on 14 October 1975. Generations of union members have fought hard for the things that...

TRANSPORT WORKERS – EVER-READY TO ASSIST

February 20, 2019
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Bus drivers to waste collectors to cash and prisoner carriers, truck drivers to aviation workers and all the rest – most transport industry jobs also provide an important community service. And transport workers are always ready to lend a hand. Like Jetstar cabin services officer Robyn who helped a mother...

DELEGATES – THE TWU’S ENGINE ROOM

February 19, 2019
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TWU Delegates mobilise, represent and defend members and ensure they stay safe and receive the best possible wages and conditions. We congratulate the first group of Branch Delegates to complete specialised training this year. They will ensure no one forgets the TWU is in their yards. Major improvements in the...