Topic archives: transport workers union

Why Shorten pushed for Kimberley Kitching — and why it could blow up in his face

October 14, 2016

Bill Shorten pushed for former HSU official Kimberley Kitching to take on Stephen Conroy's vacant Senate seat, over the strenuous objections of Transport Workers' Union. Labor insider Ben Chiefly has all the goss from the room.

The business deal that could drive up prices and endanger truckies’ lives

May 27, 2016 3

The potential acquisition of Asciano could have disastrous consequences for both consumers and truck drivers, writes TWU national secretary Tony Sheldon.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

June 24, 2014 1

Source of racist flyer discovered ... jobs go at Transurban ... a union of one? ...

Carbon tax last straw for trucking industry demanding answers

July 4, 2011 32

A union heavy who helped install Julia Gillard as prime minister now threatens to turn against her not because of her backflip on a carbon tax, but a backdown on supporting mandated rates of pay for truck drivers. It's an age-old argument.

Hughie wants to wrestle over Queensland union power feud

Hughie wants to wrestle over Queensland union power feud

November 30, 2010 1

The election of a new secretary for the Queensland branch of the Transport Workers Union has turned into a bitter personal feud that also exposes the political power struggle in the labour movement under embattled premier Anna Bligh. And the aftermath could be messy, writes Brad Gardner.

Who puts down “terrorist” on immigration forms?

July 4, 2007

Pretend for a moment that you’re a terrorist travelling to another country as a tourist/migrant/conference delegate/competition winner. Under "occupation" in the forms you must complete , do you write ...