Articles for "Month: May 2016"

April 28, 2017
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TWU DEMANDS ACTION AS FIGURES REVEAL 40-PER-CENT OF WORKPLACE DEATHS IN 2017 HAVE BEEN TRANSPORT WORKERS

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for urgent action to address the alarming increase in deaths among transport workers, which have by far the highest workplace deaths of any industry. Figures from Safe Work Australia show a spike in deaths among transport workers. This year almost 40% of all workplace...
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April 20, 2017
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MORE SHOCKING WORKER ABUSE AND SAFETY BREACHES EXPOSED AT AEROCARE – TWU CALLS FOR URGENT MEETING OF AVIATION INDUSTRY

A former Aerocare worker has told 7.30 that a baggage handling supervisor was accidentally locked in the cargo hold of a plane about to take off from Brisbane airport — but it never reported the incident to safety authorities. Watch the report here. The Transport Workers’ Union has called for an...
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April 20, 2017
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MAY DAY 2017 – TRADES HALL

BANDS – KIDS RIDES – ACTIVIST SKILLS – FOOD – MARCH AND MORE! May Day is the International Day of Working People and working-class struggle. It commemorates the international struggle for the 8-hour working day, first won right here in Victoria! Today we still fight for the right of working...
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April 19, 2017
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Port Price Hike Poses Safety Risk

The TWU is warning that a huge increase in port access fees by DP World Australia and Hutchinson will result in higher injury and fatality rates in trucking and the loss of jobs. The Union has called for ship owners to bear the costs, as clients at the top of...
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April 13, 2017
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QAL & QCCA EBA UPDATE

Negotiations are continuing for EBA 10 with more meetings scheduled for the next two weeks. Your claims are progressing, but we are not landing anytime soon!  
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April 11, 2017
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ALPHA EBA UPDATE – More workers join TWU for a better future

Over recent months the TWU has been inundated with membership applications from Alpha workers. Our feedback is that these workers have been impressed with how the EBA is progressing and literally want to get on board and join the united front of those colleagues who stood up and advised Alpha that...
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April 10, 2017
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TRANSDEV ATTACKS WORKERS’ ENTITLEMENTS

Key penalties, conditions and entitlements of Transdev employees are under attack. Transdev is using a great deal of spin to claim that by introducing more casual and part-time workers, in preference to full-time employees, it will improve labour flexibility! Transdev is also trying to con staff into believing that dispensing with Sunday Shift Workers...
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April 10, 2017
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FUTURE FOCUS ON WORKERS

Branch Secretary John Berger, along with Unions Tasmania Secretary Jessica Munday (far left), met with new Tasmanian Labor Leader Rebecca White (far right) and Deputy Leader Michelle O’Byrne (second from left). The meeting was important for the future of transport workers in Tasmania. We look forward to continuing important discussions...
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April 3, 2017
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An important message from TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) has demanded a full explanation from the Victorian Government after it released plans for a 24/7 ban on trucks using suburban streets in Yarraville and Footscray to begin when the Western Distributor road project opens. The ban could force many thousands of owner-driver members – who can...
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