GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ON AIRPORT SECURITY IS PIECEMEAL

October 22, 2017

New measures for ground-handling staff at airports will not go far enough in strengthening security, says the Transport Workers’ Union. The announcement by the Federal Government today fails to address high turnover rates and deliberate understaffing which are creating daily breaches at airports, the union added. “Extra checks on staff…

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TANKER FOR THE MEMORIES

October 20, 2017

Gravel, goat tracks and guts. Brian Dixon spent his working life traversing the open roads, unpaved byways and bush tracks of northern Tasmania. Needless to say that only the most steady-handed and steely-veined drivers can boast such a career. In February 1967, Brian took a job on the cheese floor…

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Labor vows to end pay-slashing ‘sham’ deals

October 18, 2017

    Labor will seek to crack down on big employers using “sham” enterprise agreements to cut the pay and conditions of permanent employees if the ALP wins the next election. In an address to the National Press Club today, opposition workplace relations spokesman, Brendan O’Connor will announce an ALP…

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GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ON AIRPORT SECURITY IS PIECEMEAL

October 22, 2017

New measures for ground-handling staff at airports will not go far enough in strengthening security, says the Transport Workers’ Union. The announcement by the Federal Government today fails to address high turnover rates and deliberate understaffing which are creating daily breaches at airports, the union added. “Extra checks on staff…

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FAIR WORK COMMISSION SLAMS QANTAS OVER ‘LUDICROUS’ RIP OFF OF WORKERS WHO AID ELDERLY & DISABLED

October 18, 2017

The Fair Work Commission has slammed as “ludicrous” the defence by Qantas of paying less money to employees who help transfer elderly and disabled passengers around airports. The Commission backed the employees’ claims for higher pay, adding that Qantas’s arguments were “very weak and unpersuasive”. The TWU and Qantas Ground…

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TWU PROTESTS ALDI’S CUT-RATE CONTRACTS PUTTING MOTORISTS AT RISK

October 13, 2017

Watch the video of TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) SECRETARY JOHN BERGER address the rally over Aldi’s outrageous treatment of workers. Global supermarket giant Aldi is successful because it undercuts the competition. But the cheap groceries would not be possible without Aldi’s low-cost wages. It is the hidden shame of the supermarket…

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TWU PROTESTS ALDI’S CUT-RATE CONTRACTS PUTTING MOTORISTS AT RISK

October 13, 2017

Watch the video of TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) SECRETARY JOHN BERGER address the rally over Aldi’s outrageous treatment of workers. Global supermarket giant Aldi is successful because it undercuts the competition. But the cheap groceries would not be possible without Aldi’s low-cost wages. It is the hidden shame of the supermarket…

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BUNCH OF SHOW OFFS!

October 5, 2017

Most Australians would agree that too many public holidays are barely enough and know to call the union if an employer is trying to force them to work a public holiday.  And so it was for TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) members working for Toll Tasmania out of its Burnie and Devonport depots who raised concerns a while back about a long-standing company policy of rostering them to work on the local…

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STARTRACK EBA UPDATE

October 5, 2017

The Startrack National Negotiation Committee has been holding enterprise agreement meetings with company management over the last few months to discuss your Log of Claims with steady progress being made.  The TWU has a large membership base among employees of the national transport and logistics company.   Startrack’s current offer is for a three year agreement containing a 2-per-cent salary increase each year through the life of the agreement and a 1-per-cent per annum…

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A message from TWU (Vic/Tas Branch)

State Secretary John Berger

There is no part of our economy which is essentially more important, not only intrinsically, but in terms of the efficient functioning of the rest of the economy, than the transport sector.
From the roads, ports, warehouses and skies, and to our cities and towns, the transport and freight industry contributes significantly to the livelihood of both everyday Australians and our national prosperity. As a Union, we take our responsibilities very seriously in protecting the wages and conditions of members who work in this most diverse and vibrant industry.
We are also always striving to improve the way we represent our members and have organisers, delegates and OH&S representatives constantly working to improve membership density and safety.

In Solidarity,
John Berger
(Branch Secretary)

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