Articles for "Month: June 2016"

September 26, 2017
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TOLL AGREEMENT SIGNED OFF – CONGRATULATIONS ALL

Following months of tough negotiations and agreed workplace consultations, the TWU Toll Negotiating Committee and Toll have reached an agreement endorsed resoundingly by members in yards across Australia. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Assistant Secretary Chris Fennell, who was on the negotiating committee, congratulated members who, through solidarity and unity, maintained pressure...
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September 12, 2017
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MEDIA EXPOSE OF THE SORRY STATE OF THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY – ON THE ROAD TO THE NEXT TRUCKING TRAGEDY

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Minister for Employment Michaelia Cash must respond to media reports concerning the crisis in the trucking industry and be brought to task over the role they have played in making our roads more dangerous for everyday Australians. The explosive revelations in today’s media –  such as testimony...
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September 11, 2017
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Opposition Leader says it is “not right” and “not fair” that truck drivers do not have Safe Rates

FEDERAL Opposition leader Bill Shorten has taken a swipe at Malcolm Turnbull over the abolition of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT). Speaking at the Queensland Labor state conference in Townsville, Mr Shorten took the opportunity to again raise the head of the safe rate debate. Accusing the Prime Minister...
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August 30, 2017
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Aldi Australia tries to gag TWU after claims of unsafe practices

The TWU has accused Aldi of attacking free speech by pursing a Federal Court case to stop truck drivers from protesting over its unsafe practices and to restrict the union from publishing information on the rates and conditions of any transport workers in its supply chain. Aldi told the Federal...
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August 30, 2017
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TIPPER OWNER DRIVERS UPDATE….HELP PLAN THE FUTURE OF YOUR INDUSTRY

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) held a meeting this week with tipper owner driver members to discuss the recent hourly rate announcement by the Victorian State Government – a big win for the TWU that followed a long and sustained campaign. Branch Secretary John Berger told the meeting that replacing the current load...
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August 14, 2017
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READ ALL ABOUT TIP TRUCKERS PROMISED MINIMUM HOURLY RATES IN TODAY’S THE HERALD SUN

The State Government pledged to mandate minimum hourly rates for Tip Truck Owner Drivers across all government infrastructure projects at last week’s Branch Delegates Conference. The move promises to put an end to dodgy plant hirers exploiting vulnerable owner drivers on the pay-by-the-load system. MAKE NO MISTAKE – THIS IS A BIG...
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August 13, 2017
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BIG TWU WIN!!

The State Government has pledged to mandate minimum hourly rates for Tip Truck Owner Drivers across all government infrastructure projects. The move – announced by Premier Daniel Andrews at the 2017 TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Delegates Conference – shoud put an end to dodgy plant hirers operating on the often below parity...
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August 8, 2017
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GIVE US A BREAK! Join protest over ATO cuts to truckies’ meal allowance

Angry about the ATO’s changes to the truckies’ meal allowance? Sign this letter to your local Federal member. Nearly 1,000 emails have been sent already!   The truck driver’s meal allowance was one of the few breaks left for the transport industry. With a recent determination by the ATO the...
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July 27, 2017
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TWU TO OPPOSE TOLL MOVE AT FAIR WORK AFTER THOUSANDS OF WORKERS CHALLENGE CUTS

The Transport Workers’ Union will oppose a move by Toll in the Fair Work Commission over work stoppages after thousands of workers challenged management on cuts to their working hours and conditions. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger said that workers had been holding meetings across the country today to...
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