Articles for "Month: November 2016"

June 20, 2018
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JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE

Australian workers – including across the transport sector – are getting smashed by a poor government with an unfair agenda. Workers in the aviation industry navigate increasingly unsafe working conditions and poverty wages and truck drivers are under increasing pressure from wealthy retailers to cut corners. Meanwhile the number of...
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June 19, 2018
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G4S SECURITY STRIKE OVER CUTS TO WAGES AND CONDITIONS

TWU members working for global security giant G4S are standing up and fighting back against management’s unfair and unacceptable EA offer, cuts to penalty rates and sub-standard conditions. In striking for 24 hours last Friday these staunch members sent a powerful message to management that full-time workers in Australia deserve...
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June 13, 2018
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TIME TO STAND UP & FIGHT BACK

Australia has the highest rate of insecure work in the OECD. This sad fact is dragging down wages and making people financially and emotionally stressed. It’s time to #changetherules. Join your Union today. Stronger Together.
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June 12, 2018
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FIGHTING FOR SAFE RATES ON GOVERNMENT JOBS

The TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) recently alerted the Victorian Government to alarming Federal Government statistics concerning the transport industry – including the 184 people who died in 163 crashes involving heavy vehicles in the 12 months to 31 March this year and a Federal report linking low payments to crashes, speeding...
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June 9, 2018
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 ATTENTION: TWU-BUS VENTURA MEMBERS

Ventura TWU Delegates met this week to discuss your upcoming EA.  The following claims were determined: *  4% wage increase each year *  1% increase to Superannuation each year *  Minimum 3hrs engagement for casuals *  Service Grants for Mon-Fri casuals *  Double time for overtime on rail replacement ,...
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June 8, 2018
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DRIVERS WIN AS TWU SUCCESSFULLY FIGHTS COMPANY ATTEMPT TO INTRODUCE SUB-STANDARD RATES

Drivers have had a major win over an employer attempt to introduce below award rates and conditions. The Fair Work Commission rejected the attempt by Truck Moves and other employers to introduce sub-standard rates and conditions for drivers who relocate trucks. The Commission stated the proposal was put forward “to...
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June 7, 2018
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WOMEN LEAD CHARGE TO CHANGE THE RULES

Decades of failed trickle-down economics have left Australia with a crisis of insecure work and stagnant wage growth – in fact, for the first time ever, less than half of all Australian workers are employed full-time with entitlements. But for women, the situation is even worse. This is why the...
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June 6, 2018
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FEWER FULL-TIME JOBS, ENTITLEMENTS IN AUSTRALIA

Australian workers are being forced into part-time and casual work, superannuation is going unpaid, penalty rates being stripped and wage theft is rife. We need to stop Australian full-time workers becoming working poor – they deserve free and fair bargaining and a living wage. New research now shows – for...
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June 5, 2018
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ESSO UGLy DISPUTE – A YEAR AND COUNTING

The rules are broken – it is time to fight back! Stand united against corporate greed with ESSO / Longford UGLy dispute workers on 28 June to mark a year since the company’s loyal contractual workers established a lawful picket line to protest against sham contracts and the cutting of wages...
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