MONASH FREEWAY GO-SLOW RULE DUMPED

May 25, 2017

Speed limits introduced to slow trucks on the Monash Freeway – Victoria’s busiest freight route – have been dumped. TWU member drivers were angered when the 18-month trial began last year, believing they were being unfairly targeted. The trial cut truck speed limits to 90km/h while car speed limits remained at…

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TWU Motions Passed at ALP State Conference

May 22, 2017

The strength of the TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) has been proven once again after all three motions it put to last weekend’s ALP State Conference were passed by Victoria’s Labor Party. The resolutions: (1) Called for a change to law to ensure employers face jail if they engage in wage theft from their workforce. …

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CC WORKERS UNIONISE

May 20, 2017

Many new recruits into the logistics sector are unsure of the complex pay and grading systems used by their employer or even if they are getting a fair deal. So it was for the workers at CC Containers who recently contacted the TWU for assistance. Following meetings at the company’s…

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TWU Motions Passed at ALP State Conference

May 22, 2017

The strength of the TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) has been proven once again after all three motions it put to last weekend’s ALP State Conference were passed by Victoria’s Labor Party. The resolutions: (1) Called for a change to law to ensure employers face jail if they engage in wage theft from their workforce. …

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TRUCK DRIVERS DEMAND SAFE RATES: BLOCK FREMANTLE ROAD TO HIGHLIGHT CRASH DEATHS

May 17, 2017

Truck drivers and TWU supporters angry at wealthy retailer Aldi over a spike in deaths from truck crashes have blocked a road in South Fremantle. Traffic was halted on Hampton Road as over 150 protesters demanded that Aldi end the financial squeeze on transport companies and truck drivers, which is…

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MURRAY GOULBURN CLOSURES – An important update for members.

May 2, 2017

The TWU has positive news for members following extended discussions held with Murray Goulburn since this week’s announcement that the company will close three factories within the next 18 months. Murray Goulburn notified the Australian Securities Exchange on Tuesday that the Rochester and Kiewa factories in northern Victoria will cease all…

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CC WORKERS UNIONISE

May 20, 2017

Many new recruits into the logistics sector are unsure of the complex pay and grading systems used by their employer or even if they are getting a fair deal. So it was for the workers at CC Containers who recently contacted the TWU for assistance. Following meetings at the company’s…

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UNITED & STRONG IN 2017

May 11, 2017

The Union’s Port Melbourne offices have been bustling with activity this year as delegates from all transport industries have been in to prepare members’ claims or assist in negotiating one of the 50-odd EBAs the Branch will work on this year. It is just another example of the long hours…

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THANK YOU VIO – Long-standing Ventura delegate

May 9, 2017

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) would like to thank Ventura delegate Vio Simian for all of his invaluable assistance and support over many years. Like all TWU delegates, Vio spent much of his spare time working tirelessly to ensure his fellow members were treated fairly and with respect. Vio, based at…

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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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