The TWU is a critical part of the Transport Industry and has been representing and improving the lives of Transport Workers for over 100 years.
The Transport Workers’ Union of Australia exists to give transport workers a powerful voice in support of social and economic justice. We are relentless in the pursuit of building and exercising worker power, guided by clear, strong principles.
From small to large campaigns, media interviews and political lobbying, we campaign to provide an extra form of leverage for union members – moving public opinion and holding politicians accountable to the working people that elect them.
Public transport affects everyone. It is an integral and essential part of the modern world.
Yet not everyone has a say in how it is run, and for whose benefit. Too often public transport planning does not include the views of the real experts – workers and passengers.
We’re fighting for safe buses, fair pay and a real say in how public transport is delivered.
For too long airport workers have been forced into low-paid, insecure jobs while airlines and airports make billions of dollars in profit.
We’re fighting for a safe and secure aviation industry that will lift standards for all airport workers. We’re fighting for the same pay for the same job. We’re holding wealthy airports and airlines to account for safety and fairness.
There is a dangerous race to the bottom in transport destroying our industry.
We’re fighting for a Transport Division within the Fair Work Commission with the powers to regulate supply chains and the gig economy.
We want same job, same pay, whether you are an employee, or employee-like such as owner drivers, labour hire and gig workers.
The TWU has been working with the Queensland State Government to create and pass law to based upon the NSW model (Chapter 6).
The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission will be given the powers to address long-standing issues in the independent contractor and owner-driver supply chain like unfair terminations and making rulings about cost recovery and payment models.
We’re calling on Federal Government to give the approval to bring the law into effect.