The task of servicing and organising 25,000 members is substantial. To assist in this, the Union has elected delegates and occupational health and safety representatives to be its frontline presence in workplaces. We thank you all. Delegates provide leadership and represent members on industrial issues. OH&S representatives monitor the workplace for health and safety hazards and enforce safety standards and, in doing so, improve safety standards. Delegates and OH&S representatives receive formal TWU training to assist them in these crucial roles. TWU organisers (see below) and officials are elected by the rank-and-file membership every four years. Each official has a specific role to play and each organiser services a particular region and/or industry and are on-call to assist with issues that cannot be resolved by a workplace delegate.The TWU Branch Secretary is responsible for all industrial and non-industrial services. The secretary works under the guidance of the Branch Committee of Management (BCOM). BCOM, also elected every four years and primarily populated by grassroots members, is responsible for all Branch activities.


The 2017 Branch Committee of Management

  • President: Allan Taylor (Toll Tasmania)
  • Vice-president: James Hughes (Ventura)
  • Branch Trustee: Mick Wirrick (TWU)
  • Branch Trustee: Kevin Whelan (TNT)
  • Branch Secretary: John Berger
  • Branch Assistant Secretary: Chris Fennell
  • Clive Dennis (Startrack)
  • Ken Griffin (Toll Tasmania)
  • Kevin Hoey (TNT)
  • Mike McNess (TWU)
  • Ian Munro (Calleja Transport)
  • Sherajh Rahim (Ventura)
  • John Rowe (Toll IPEC/Road)
  • John Saggers (Linfox)
  • Dissio Markos (TWU)
  • Dean Sloan ( Q Catering)

TWU (Vic/Tas Branch)

  • Senior organiser (bus) – Mike McNess
  • Senior organiser (aviation) – John Parker
  • Senior organiser Mick Wirrick
  • Peter Banbury
  • Daryl Coghill
  • Wayne Commerford
  • Leroy Doble (Tasmania)
  • Greg Fleming
  • Bob Lean (bus)
  • Imran Malik
  • Peter Mancuso
  • Dissio Markos (aviation)
  • Steve Moszko (Tasmania)
  • George Pavlou
  • John Simpson
  • Mem Suleyman


Branch Affiliations

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) holds affiliations with the Victorian Trades Hall Council and the Victorian and Tasmanian Branches of the Australian Labor Party. We are also constantly on the road to maintain strong relationships with the Ballarat Trades Hall, Bendigo Trades Hall Council, Geelong Trades Hall Council, Gippsland Trades & Labour Council, Goulburn TLC, North East and Border TLC, South West TLC and the Sunraysia Trades and Labour Council.