The Guardian • transport

Issue #1973

Federal Court favours Transport Workers’ Union ground crew against Qantas

Last year, the Transport Workers’ Union instigated legal actions against Qantas over the airline’s attempts to outsource 2000 jobs and the treatment of workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Issue #1999

TWU wins enforceable rates for couriers & Amazon flex drivers in landmark decision

The Transport Workers’ Union has won a landmark determination that means couriers will receive significant improvements to their enforceable rates of pay – including world-first...

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Issue #1972

200 Truck drivers killed since Road Safety Tribunal abolished

The Transport Workers’ Union has blamed federal government inaction for the deaths of 200 truck drivers

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Issue #1993

Australia reaches 1,000 truck crash deaths since LNP abolished Road Safety Tribunal

The Transport Workers’ Union has demanded urgent Federal action to end dangerous work conditions in road transport, as the truck crash death toll since the...

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Issue #1950

Truckies pushed to the curb: no respect for our essential workers

At 2 am on Thursday the 11th of February there was a crash between three trucks at the SA-Victorian border two hours after the SA government shut its border to Victoria. One of the trucks was carrying chemicals that caused the crash to be fiery.

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Issue #1960

TWU to Amazon, Aldi, Bunnings: Make trucking safer or face action

The Transport Workers’ Union will today announce action in the coming months against some of the biggest global retailers Amazon, Apple and Aldi, as well as domestic brands IGA, Kmart and Bunnings in a bid to make trucking safer and fairer.

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Issue #2023


In July, the second asylum boat turn-back to Sri Lanka under the Albanese Labor government highlighted the fundamental breach of human rights involved in such...

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Issue #1977

Truckies in fight of their lives

Seven thousand Toll drivers are in a battle to save their jobs and working conditions.

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Issue #1981

United action to defend conditions

Workers in the maritime and trucking industries are taking industrial action defending their jobs, safe working conditions, and wages.

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Issue #2057


A major survey conducted by McKell, the Transport Workers Union and TEACHO sheds light on the harsh reality faced by food delivery, rideshare, and AmazonFlex...

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Food delivery bikers. Most gig workers must pay their own insurance and cover their own sick leave, annual leave, and superannuation. Issue #2087

Rules for exploitation

Labor’s second tranche of the Closing Loopholes Bill laying down the rules for exploitation, was finally passed on 12 February following Labor’s acceptance of the...

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