Coronavirus Updates from your TWU


A full list of media statements and interviews is available from our national office here.

In January, your TWU was the first major organisation to call for the suspension of flights to China in order to prevent the spread of the illness before it reached pandemic proportions.

We’ve also lead the fight to ensure that major employers such as Qantas are held to account so that workers are given the best possible defence against transmission.

Together, we can ensure that every workplace in Queensland is upholding best practice health and safety during this period.

Anyone with any questions relating to what rights they have and what management can do during the Coronavirus outbreak is encouraged to contact their TWU organiser or our main office on 1800 804 533 or info@twuqld.asn.au.

Here is a list of Coronavirus related updates from your TWU:

  • “Coronavirus: Your Rights at Work” Flyer produced by Maurice Blackburn and TWU (ONLINE) (PDF)
  • “Protecting your Safety During an Outbreak” Flyer produced by TWU for members in Passenger Transport (PDF)
  • “TWU Calls on Qantas to reinstate worker stood-down over Coronavirus advice given to colleagues” Media Release (Online)
  • “TWU to support Bus Drivers refusing to handle cash” Flyer (Online) (PDF)
  • “TWU National Secretary calls to support jobs during the crisis” (Video)

TWU letters to PM and Qantas:

TWU letter to PM re coronavirus (1 Feb 2020)

TWU letter to Qantas re coronavirus (1 Feb 2020)

 

Airline/ airport responses to TWU:

Qantas letter to TWU re coronavirus (2 Feb 2020)

North Queensland Airports letter to TWU re coronavirus (5 Feb 2020)

Adelaide Airport letter to TWU re coronavirus (5 Feb 2020)

Swissport letter to TWU re coronavirus (31 Jan 2020)

Virgin Australia Group letter to TWU re coronavirus (31 Jan 2020)

Brisbane Airport letter to TWU re coronavirus (6 Feb 2020)

Perth Airport letter to TWU re coronavirus (7 Feb 2020)

Sydney Airport letter to TWU re coronavirus (11 Feb 2020)

 

Press:

TWU Media Release: TWU CALLS ON QANTAS TO REINSTATE WORKER STOOD DOWN OVER CORONAVIRUS ADVICE TO CO-WORKERS (6 Feb 2020)

TWU Media Release: TWU Welcomes Qantas Suspension of Direct Flights to China; Calls on Fed Govt to Suspend All China Flights (1 Feb 2020)

TWU Media Release: Transport Workers to Call for Suspension of All Flights from China (31 Jan 2020)

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