TASMANIAN TRUCK DRIVERS MEMORIAL

January 23, 2017

FAMILY, friends, workmates and colleagues stood side-by-side and, some, arm-in-arm, at the Tasmanian Truck Drivers Memorial last Saturday to honour those who have lost their lives at work – on and off the road. The memorial is established at the Epping Forest Road House in the Northern Midlands. Twin walls of the…

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NEW DATA PROVES JOINING A UNION EQUALS BETTER PAY

January 19, 2017

Workers on enterprise agreements are paid 25% more than workers on awards or the minimum wage, according to ACTU analysis of newly-released Australian Bureau of Statistics data. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Acting Secretary Chris Fennell said the statistics strongly confirmed that the hard work undertaken by Union organisers and delegates on behalf…

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TRUCK DRIVER TAKES AIM AT COALITION MINISTERS OVER ‘REUNION’ EXPENSES

January 13, 2017

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was desperate for a better 2017 after a disastrous 2016, an incredible situation given he was re-elected Prime Minister in July. But those hopes appear dashed after Turnbull accepted the resignation of Health Minister Sussan Ley on 13 January following two weeks of public anger that followed revelations…

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TRUCK DRIVER TAKES AIM AT COALITION MINISTERS OVER ‘REUNION’ EXPENSES

January 13, 2017

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was desperate for a better 2017 after a disastrous 2016, an incredible situation given he was re-elected Prime Minister in July. But those hopes appear dashed after Turnbull accepted the resignation of Health Minister Sussan Ley on 13 January following two weeks of public anger that followed revelations…

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JETSTAR POLICY NOT GOOD ENOUGH – TWU HEADS TO FWC

January 12, 2017

Members should be aware of the latest Jetstar Services EBA Update. Last year Jetstar made changes to how and when overtime is paid if you are on leave. These changes mean that leave hours are not included in ordinary hours when calculating overtime. THIS ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH. THAT’S WHY THE TWU IS DISPUTING…

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2016 ANOTHER DEADLY YEAR FOR TRANSPORT WORKERS

January 12, 2017

The TWU has urged the Federal Government to stop ignoring the high death toll within the transportation sector, as Safe Work Australia statistics for 2016 show that more than one in three workers killed last year were transport workers. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Acting Secretary Chris Fennell said while one workplace…

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TASMANIAN TRUCK DRIVERS MEMORIAL

January 23, 2017

FAMILY, friends, workmates and colleagues stood side-by-side and, some, arm-in-arm, at the Tasmanian Truck Drivers Memorial last Saturday to honour those who have lost their lives at work – on and off the road. The memorial is established at the Epping Forest Road House in the Northern Midlands. Twin walls of the…

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NEW DATA PROVES JOINING A UNION EQUALS BETTER PAY

January 19, 2017

Workers on enterprise agreements are paid 25% more than workers on awards or the minimum wage, according to ACTU analysis of newly-released Australian Bureau of Statistics data. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Acting Secretary Chris Fennell said the statistics strongly confirmed that the hard work undertaken by Union organisers and delegates on behalf…

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UNITED & STRONG FOR 2017

January 12, 2017

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) recently welcomed some VIP’s when delegates from Toll, TNT and Linfox gathered at head office over three days to talk shop in the lead-up to their respective 2017 EBA’s. Branch Secretary John Berger said last week that he could not be more confident in those delegates…

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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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