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OPEN LETTER TO LONG DISTANCE DRIVERS

April 15, 2020
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Dear Proud TWU Member,  Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been uncertainty and mixed messaging from Governments around the classification of the services provided by truck stops and roadhouses. We know all too well the vital role that truck stops and roadhouses play in the day to...

WAGE SUBSIDY MUST INCLUDE GIG WORKERS, CASUALS & OWNER DRIVERS: TWU

March 29, 2020
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Casual workers, owner drivers and gig economy workers must be included in any wage subsidy package the Federal Government is planning, the Transport Workers’ Union has warned. The TWU also wants the package for stood down workers to include: 80% subsidy of average income administered through company payroll rather than...

McCORMACK’S ASSISTANCE PACKAGE WON’T SAVE REGIONAL AIRLINES OR HELP WORKERS: TWU

March 28, 2020
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The TWU has called on the Federal Government to take a stake in airlines requiring financial assistance to ensure fairness for passengers and workers, as it announces $298 million for airlines operating regional routes. The TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine said the latest financial assistance for airlines continues to ignore...

RIDESHARE DRIVERS APPEAL TO SCOTT MORRISON FOR MINIMUM WAGE AND PROTECTIONS AMID COVID-19 CONCERNS

March 25, 2020
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Rideshare drivers on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic are appealing to the Federal Government to ensure all drivers are paid at least minimum wage after costs, do not have to pay GST and are protected against contracting and transmitting the virus. Rideshare driving is considered an essential activity to...

QANTAS FORCING WORKERS TO BAIL OUT THE AIRLINE: TWU

March 19, 2020
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TWU PRESS CONFERENCE RE QANTAS 10.45AM SYDNEY, TRADES HALL 377 SUSSEX STREET Qantas is forcing its own workforce to bail it out, as it stands them down and seizes future leave balances that are yet to be accrued, says the Transport Workers Union. It means when the airline returns to...

TRANSPORT INDUSTRY UNITES IN APPEAL TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR ASSISTANCE; TWU DEFERS ENTERPRISE BARGAINING

March 19, 2020
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The road transport industry has united at a roundtable to call on the Federal Government for assistance to address the devastating impact of the coronavirus. The call came as the TWU announced it was deferring bargaining across its enterprise agreements until the crisis is over. Meanwhile Woolworths announced it would...

MORRISON’S AIRLINE PACKAGE WON’T SAVE JOBS, SAYS TWU

March 18, 2020
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Tens of thousands of airport jobs are at risk today because the Federal Government has failed to act to save them, warns the Transport Workers’ Union. The announced assistance package to airlines will not protect jobs at companies which service Qantas, Virgin and other airlines, as airlines drastically scale back...

COVID-19 OHS POSTER

March 12, 2020
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March 12 2020 – poster will be updated throughout the epidemic to reflect the most recent developments.