Articles for "Month: May 2016"

February 23, 2018
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TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) MEMBER DINNERS 2018

Dear Members, One of the real pleasures for TWU officials is attending the Branch regional member dinners held across Victoria and Tasmania. Last night we held the first dinner for 2018 in beautiful Rochester, it was a great night thanks to the great people sitting around the table. These dinners...
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February 23, 2018
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DEMANDING RIGHTS FOR ON-DEMAND WORKERS

We already know the on-demand economy is ripping off workers, now a new report finds this trend towards non-standard or precarious work is the biggest threat to quality transport jobs. Take a stand for your job and all future transport workers and join the TWU’s campaign for rights for on-demand...
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February 22, 2018
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TWUSUPER’s FREE RETIREMENT PLANNING SEMINAR

Whether retirement is a few years away or just around the corner, you could get your super moving in the right direction by attending a TWUSUPER free Retirement Planning Seminar for those aged over 50. The next event will be held on Wednesday 28 February at the Plenty Range Arts...
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February 19, 2018
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TWU-BUS EBA 2018 & PROTECTED ACTION APPLICATION SUCCESSFUL

TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) Secretary John Berger has been meeting up with members as we get closer to kicking-off the 2018 TWU-BUS EBA discussions with each operator. John and TWU-BUS officials have recently held a few BBQ’s for members, including Transdev Doncaster, Dysons Bundoora, Ventura Dandenong and CDC Geelong. We have...
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February 19, 2018
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TIPPER INDUSTRY UPDATE: WHEELS IN MOTION

The TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) happily reports that major progress has been made towards the introduction of safe rates in the tip-truck industry after the Transport Industry Council, of which the TWU is a member, last week endorsed a minimum rate for tip-truck Owner Drivers. These rates have now been sent...
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February 16, 2018
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PROTESTS AT MAJOR AIRPORTS AS COURT CASE BEGINS ON SPLIT SHIFTS FOR ALL AVIATION EMPLOYEES

Hundreds of airport employees and TWU members have today protested at all major Australian airports as a Federal Court case opened to have the award re-interpreted and allow every aviation employer to force split shifts and poverty conditions on all aviation staff. TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon and TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH)...
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February 15, 2018
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TWU WILL RALLY AGAINST RUTHLESS ALPHA FLIGHT SERVICES JOB CUTS

TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) Secretary John Berger has told distressed members that the union will fight tooth-and-nail for their jobs after Alpha Flight Services told staff this week that it will be ruthlessly sacking hundreds of full-time workers. Non-TWU members were later made aware of the union’s hardline stance – and...
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February 14, 2018
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THE WARNING TO EMPLOYERS IS CLEAR – IF YOU COST A WORKER THEIR LIFE, YOU’LL PAY.

Workplace fatalities shatter families. No worker should die on the job. And no one is above the law. Unions have led the campaign for industrial manslaughter and we welcome Tasmanian Labor’s announcement that they will make workplace safety a top priority and legislate for industrial manslaughter in their first year...
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