Articles for "Month: September 2016"

May 25, 2017
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MONASH FREEWAY GO-SLOW RULE DUMPED

Speed limits introduced to slow trucks on the Monash Freeway – Victoria’s busiest freight route – have been dumped. TWU member drivers were angered when the 18-month trial began last year, believing they were being unfairly targeted. The trial cut truck speed limits to 90km/h while car speed limits remained at...
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May 22, 2017
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TWU Motions Passed at ALP State Conference

The strength of the TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) has been proven once again after all three motions it put to last weekend’s ALP State Conference were passed by Victoria’s Labor Party. The resolutions: (1) Called for a change to law to ensure employers face jail if they engage in wage theft from their workforce. ...
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May 20, 2017
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CC WORKERS UNIONISE

Many new recruits into the logistics sector are unsure of the complex pay and grading systems used by their employer or even if they are getting a fair deal. So it was for the workers at CC Containers who recently contacted the TWU for assistance. Following meetings at the company’s...
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May 18, 2017
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SAFE RATES CHAMPION ANTHONY ALBANESE ADDRESSES TWU NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Edited version of a speech delivered by Shadow Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Anthony Albanese at the TWU National Conference, 18 May 2017:   One major disappointment in the Budget was its lack of action on road safety. Mr Turnbull’s abolition of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal in 2016 was...
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May 17, 2017
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TRUCK DRIVERS DEMAND SAFE RATES: BLOCK FREMANTLE ROAD TO HIGHLIGHT CRASH DEATHS

Truck drivers and TWU supporters angry at wealthy retailer Aldi over a spike in deaths from truck crashes have blocked a road in South Fremantle. Traffic was halted on Hampton Road as over 150 protesters demanded that Aldi end the financial squeeze on transport companies and truck drivers, which is...
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May 16, 2017
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WAGE THEFT FROM WORKERS: BOSSES FOUND GUILTY IN AUSTRALIA’S NEW CRIME SPREE MUST BE JAILED

The TWU has called for jail terms for employers who engage in wage theft from their staff. The Union has demand that governments of all political persuasions hold employers to account over wage theft. The Union has sought support from the Labor Party to change the law to ensure wage theft...
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May 11, 2017
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UNITED & STRONG IN 2017

The Union’s Port Melbourne offices have been bustling with activity this year as delegates from all transport industries have been in to prepare members’ claims or assist in negotiating one of the 50-odd EBAs the Branch will work on this year. It is just another example of the long hours...
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May 10, 2017
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Federal Budget News: Coalition Exploits and Steals from Working Australians

It comes as absolutely no surprise that the Coalition have delivered a Federal Budget that cruelly removed so many long-held safety nets for many of Australia’s most vulnerable and poorest citizens. “This is the same mob that scrapped the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal last year and, effectively, Safe Rates – the safety...
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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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