Injured at work? Union Assist has helped many injured TWU members get back on track.

February 26, 2017

A TWU member recently broke some teeth after slipping on the rungs of a ladder – while at work in the aviation sector – and had a WorkCover claim for mental expenses rejected. Luckily for that member they came to the TWU for a referral to Union Assist (UA), who…

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Report Backs Industry Super Funds

February 24, 2017

The Fraser Governance Review affirms what millions of Australians already know, that industry super funds provide a peerless service for Australians saving for and enjoying their retirement. The report recognises that the not for profit superannuation system is focussed solely on providing for members and notes its well-earned reputation for delivering…

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BUS DRIVERS LOSE AFTER FWC ABOLISHES DOUBLE TIME

February 24, 2017

Victorian bus drivers stand to lose $108 per 8 hour shift on a Sunday as a result of a Fair Work Australia ruling to abolish double time.

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UN – FAIR WORK COMMISSION MUGS WORKING AUSTRALIANS.

February 23, 2017

Nearly one million Australian workers will receive a huge pay cut from 1 July this year following a Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision to radically cut Sunday and public holiday pay. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) State Secretary John Berger said the ruling would leave thousands of members – who sacrifice weekends and time…

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Att AEROCARE WORKERS: how can we help make your working life better?

February 21, 2017

The Aerocare Agreement is now due for renegotiation.  This is your chance to improve conditions in your workplace.  The TWU is the Union for all airport workers and will be negotiating with Aerocare for better pay and conditions. To help us make your working life better, please fill out this…

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Fatigue Tests Will Stop Rogue Employers

February 12, 2017

Technology may soon become a back-door measure to stop dodgy employers from cutting corners and forcing truck drivers to work dangerously-long hours while fatigued. Melbourne sleep researchers are developing a roadside test for fatigue that police could use along with the alcohol breath-test and the saliva swab for drugs. Victoria Police and the Transport…

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BUS DRIVERS LOSE AFTER FWC ABOLISHES DOUBLE TIME

February 24, 2017

Victorian bus drivers stand to lose $108 per 8 hour shift on a Sunday as a result of a Fair Work Australia ruling to abolish double time.

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UN – FAIR WORK COMMISSION MUGS WORKING AUSTRALIANS.

February 23, 2017

Nearly one million Australian workers will receive a huge pay cut from 1 July this year following a Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision to radically cut Sunday and public holiday pay. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) State Secretary John Berger said the ruling would leave thousands of members – who sacrifice weekends and time…

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Workers’ power on Melbourne’s buses – State Secretary visits depots

February 22, 2017

Branch Secretary John Berger has been doing the rounds and talking to TWU bus drivers about the important issues in the industry. It’s important to recognise and appreciate these hard-working TWU members who keep us moving, get us to work, the kids to school and the whole family back together safely again…

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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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Three decades ago TWU members won the battle to have their own industry occupational superannuation fund with the creation of the Transport Workers (Superannuation) Award 1986 – the first of its kind in Australia.

Since the funds inception, the Branch has been successfully fighting for employers to agree to pay more into member accounts.

 

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