Articles for "Month: August 2016"

August 19, 2017
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ATT: JETSTAR CABIN CREW MEMBERS – IT’S TIME TO VOTE NO.

Read the JETSTAR CABIN CREW 18 August 2017 member newsletter for a full EBA briefing Jetstar cabin crews deserve more than a rushed, substandard deal made behind closed doors between the FAAA and Jetstar management. The TWU has been working towards a fair and equitable deal for its Jetstar flight attendant...
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August 18, 2017
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VIRGIN’S EBA OFFER FALLS WELL SHORT OF WHAT WORKERS WANT

Your TWU negotiating team met with Virgin management in Melbourne on Tuesday 15 August and Virgin tabled an initial EBA offer that falls well short of what Virgin workers want. Your TWU team has rejected the items that would leave you worse off and told management Virgin ground crew will not settle for a substandard EBA and attacks on take-home...
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August 17, 2017
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BRANCH DELEGATES CONFERENCE 2017 – THANK YOU ALL

                       Watch Branch Secretary John Berger’s special video message to all delegates, occupational health and safety representatives and grassroots members: play now   Over 300 TWU Delegates & Occupational Health and Safety Representatives from Victoria and Tasmania attended the 2017...
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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 9, 2017
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AGREEMENT IN-PRINCIPLE REACHED AT TOLL

Following months of tough negotiations and agreed workplace consultations, TWU national workplace representatives and Toll have reached an in-principle agreement. Meetings will now be held at yards around the country seeking endorsement of the proposal. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger congratulated TWU members at Toll who, through solidarity and...
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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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August 2, 2017
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THE RESULTS ARE IN – ALPHA MEMBERS SAY ‘YES’ TO A BETTER FUTURE

Voting has closed and over 87% of Alpha workers around Australia have voted YES to the new Alpha Flight Agreement 2017. Solidarity, strength, TWU POWER! Thank you everyone, great result. Alpha Workers Say Yes to a Better Future 
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August 1, 2017
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Qube Workers VOTE YES

Our TWU team said this agreement was worth voting for. Members agreed – 80% voted YES to the new EBA! Winning a new agreement that delivers on the issues we said matter was only possible because we stood together as a part of the TWU team led by your Delegates....
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