April 10, 2024


After various union roles, I’m humbled and grateful for the opportunity to step into the role as Sydney Sub-branch Secretary. I look forward to collaborating with members and delegates across all industries within the branch to empower all transport workers.


In our focus on the Road To Respect campaign, we’re prioritising the upgrade of break and toilet facilities. Our members are exercising their power to achieve positive outcomes in this area. We’re also seeing growth in members within the bus sector. As we continue this fight, we’re turning our attention to addressing two critical issues: the recognition of and uplift of skills for bus drivers. 

It’s important to acknowledge the challenges they face; the TWU is aware that drivers lack support for training and development. Additionally, we’re tackling cost of living pressures under the agreement cycle, preparing for a significant battle in 2026.

Introducing Robert Rasmussen

Robert Rasmussen began his journey in transport working on a receiving dock on his weekends while at school. When able, he traded in a pallet jack for a rigid truck doing bread deliveries. Working as a relief, labour-hire, employee and owner driver, opportunities and licence upgrades led to delivering milk, chicken and perishables into supermarket chains. In 2011, he became an organiser with the TWU, fulfilling roles in the call centre, induction team, organiser, as a lead official and then the Campaign Coordinator before becoming the Sydney and Central West Sub-Branch Secretary in 2024.

Waste fight continues

We commend waste officials for their efforts in maintaining pressure on Cleanaway, with membership showing growth. We’ve also achieved success in securing agreements elsewhere in the waste industry.



Members are gearing up for negotiations, with endorsed logs of claims across all NSW sites. Our organisers are doing a great job ensuring strong, informed membership ready to confront these companies.

Transport for NSW

We’re seeking recognition for workers within the traffic, emergency patrol, and tow truck divisions of Transport NSW and want to highlight their crucial role in maintaining traffic flow and safety. 

The TWU is committed to supporting them to ensure their contributions to Sydney are properly acknowledged.

Your voice delivers on transport reform

Congratulations to Sydney truck drivers and transport workers for their resolute action in driving Reform Now. Your powerful voice was instrumental in the passage of these reforms. Let’s continue to stand together. 


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