Articles for "Month: June 2016"

September 20, 2017
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UNACCEPTABLE: Transdev buses pulled off the road after failing safety blitz

Many of Transdev’s buses have been deemed unroadworthy, according to The Age. Transdev are having up to 100 buses taken off the road as a result of a recent VicRoads audit. Victoria’s transport safety watchdog, Transport Safety Victoria (TSV), said it was the highest number of defective buses it had...
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July 7, 2017
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BIG TWU WIN: BUS VOICE-OVER TECHNOLOGY

TWU-Bus has spent a number of years, as members would be aware, campaigning for increased driver security. One of the problem areas has been dispute and/ or conflict regarding fare evasion and touching on. TWU-Bus has proposed for some time that the ticketing obligation should be removed from drivers by installing...
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June 7, 2017
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CONGRATULATIONS PETER – A STAUNCH HONORARY TWU MEMBER

  TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) Secretary John Berger has attended the Geelong depot of bus company CDC to present recently retired 40-year TWU member Peter J. Mills his honorary membership. John said the union would not be in the position it is today without the selflessness of those members who stand side-by-side,...
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May 9, 2017
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THANK YOU VIO – Long-standing Ventura delegate

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) would like to thank Ventura delegate Vio Simian for all of his invaluable assistance and support over many years. Like all TWU delegates, Vio spent much of his spare time working tirelessly to ensure his fellow members were treated fairly and with respect. Vio, based at...
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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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March 30, 2017
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New Transdev Depot Opens

TWU officials and members were in attendance at the official opening of a  new, state-of-the-art bus depot in Thomastown. The High Street depot will house 50 buses operating on Smart Bus routes 901 and 902 – two of the most popular on the network. It includes facilities for 100 Transdev staff...
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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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February 28, 2017
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BUS DELEGATES MEET TO DETERMINE INDUSTRY AGREEMENT CLAIM

TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) bus delegates met at Branch headquarters last Friday to determine the claim for the 2018 TWU/BAV Victorian Bus Industry Agreement. Delegates from across the industry discussed the claim with TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Senior Bus Organiser Mike McNess and Bus Organisers Bob Lean and Imran Malik. Branch Secretary John...
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February 27, 2017
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BUS DRIVERS LOSE AFTER FWC ABOLISHES DOUBLE TIME

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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