Articles for "Month: April 2016"

March 25, 2017
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TWU members celebrate cultural diversity

Great celebration of diversity from TWU Members at CDC in Sunshine for #HarmonyDay. The event was hosted by members to celebrate all of the different cultures represented in their diverse workplace. Well done to the entire team.
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March 22, 2017
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STAND UP FOR YOUR SUPER!

Industry super funds were created by unions to provide a dignified retirement for working people. The funds only benefit their 5 million members, and will always put members’ interests first. Australian Unions are supporting a TV ad campaign about the big banks pressuring the Federal Government to change our super...
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March 20, 2017
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Third World Conditions Exposed at Australia’s Airports

Airports and airlines have a responsibility to vet companies, like Aerocare, that they contract to undertake services on their behalf. Aviation workers contribute to the huge profits airlines and airports are reporting. Airlines and airports should ensure all contractors operating on their behalf are paying and treating their workers fairly. Watch the...
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March 15, 2017
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Sally McManus Elected ACTU Secretary & “Free” Penalty Rates Video

Remember when the Libs spent millions on a taxpayer-funded ad campaign for WorkChoices? They’re at it again. Yesterday, Turnbull ministers suggested an ad campaign on the “benefits” of penalty rate cuts. Labor is not going to raid taxpayer funds to get the message out — but thought they had to...
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March 13, 2017
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TOLL MEMBERS – TOGETHER WE CAN WIN!

Toll delegates from every State and Territory showed company representatives they are ready for a tough battle at a pre-bargaining meeting held in Sydney last week. The message from your member-led negotiation team: stand strong and be prepared for a big fight – Watch the message now.   The company tried...
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March 13, 2017
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TWU helps deliver well above the minimum superannuation

Nearly one in three Australians on newly sealed wage deals are now receiving superannuation above the legal minimum, while employee pay rises are hitting record lows. According to Fairfax Media, an analysis of federal government statistics on workplace agreements has found at least 378 of the 1212 struck last year...
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March 9, 2017
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Thousands of Union Members March Through Melbourne: Warn the Turnbull Government that Enough is Enough.

What a day! Over 15,000 Union members yesterday marched in solidarity through the streets of Melbourne to tell the Turnbull Government that its war on workers has got to stop. Transport workers were in heavy attendance to show that we will not be silenced or stop fighting. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch)...
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March 7, 2017
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TWU Tipper Members Circle Parliament to Protest Pay-by-the-Load System – Listen to Branch Secretary John Berger stand up for members on 3AW

Angry tip truckers drove circles around Victoria’s Parliament House this morning to deliver a blunt message to Spring St: dangerously low industry load-based incentives are compromising safety for all road users. The horn-blaring protest was designed to drive the message home to Spring St politicians that safety-related issues will never be...
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March 3, 2017
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Thanking a great Union man for a great job – Peter Harvey

This week we took the opportunity to present former Ventura delegate Peter Harvey with his 40-year TWU Membership. It is important to recognise the important and vital work done by Peter. He started driving buses at the age of 18 and joined the TWU at 26. Peter has saw his...
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