Articles for "Month: August 2016"

February 26, 2017
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Injured at work? Union Assist has helped many injured TWU members get back on track.

A TWU member recently broke some teeth after slipping on the rungs of a ladder – while at work in the aviation sector – and had a WorkCover claim for mental expenses rejected. Luckily for that member they came to the TWU for a referral to Union Assist (UA), who...
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February 24, 2017
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Report Backs Industry Super Funds

The Fraser Governance Review affirms what millions of Australians already know, that industry super funds provide a peerless service for Australians saving for and enjoying their retirement. The report recognises that the not for profit superannuation system is focussed solely on providing for members and notes its well-earned reputation for delivering...
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February 24, 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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February 23, 2017
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UN – FAIR WORK COMMISSION MUGS WORKING AUSTRALIANS.

Nearly one million Australian workers will receive a huge pay cut from 1 July this year following a Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision to radically cut Sunday and public holiday pay. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) State Secretary John Berger said the ruling would leave thousands of members – who sacrifice weekends and time...
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February 22, 2017
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Workers’ power on Melbourne’s buses – State Secretary visits depots

Branch Secretary John Berger has been doing the rounds and talking to TWU bus drivers about the important issues in the industry. It’s important to recognise and appreciate these hard-working TWU members who keep us moving, get us to work, the kids to school and the whole family back together safely again...
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February 21, 2017
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Att AEROCARE WORKERS: how can we help make your working life better?

The Aerocare Agreement is now due for renegotiation.  This is your chance to improve conditions in your workplace.  The TWU is the Union for all airport workers and will be negotiating with Aerocare for better pay and conditions. To help us make your working life better, please fill out this...
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February 21, 2017
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UNITED & STRONG. INDUSTRY-WIDE SOLIDARITY.

TWU Delegates working in the transport industry spanning from aviation, bus, logistics and road transport yesterday came together today in a massive day at the TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Port Melbourne headquarters – it is great that we have each other’s back. United and strong we stand in 2017 for a better...
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February 20, 2017
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ATTENTION: PLANE CRASH ESSENDON AIRPORT – MAJOR ROAD CLOSURES

  AN aircraft has crashed into a building at DFO near Essendon Airport causing a major explosion. AVOID THE AREA IF POSSIBLE. VicRoads has advised that the Tullamarine Freeway is closed in both directions between English Street and Bell Street. The Calder Freeway is closed in both directions between McNamara Avenue...
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February 12, 2017
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Fatigue Tests Will Stop Rogue Employers

Technology may soon become a back-door measure to stop dodgy employers from cutting corners and forcing truck drivers to work dangerously-long hours while fatigued. Melbourne sleep researchers are developing a roadside test for fatigue that police could use along with the alcohol breath-test and the saliva swab for drugs. Victoria Police and the Transport...
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