Articles for "Month: January 2017"

January 10, 2019
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TWU REJECTS PUSH TO REMOVE SUPER FROM WORKERS

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) stands with the ACTU in rejecting a Productivity Commission proposal that superannuation be removed from the industrial relations system. Acting Branch Secretary Chris Fennell said the TWU has a long and proud history of ensuring members receive above average superannuation payments and fighting against rogue employers...
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January 21, 2019
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TWU BUS STRONGER-TOGETHER

In 2018, the TWU (Vic/Tas) Branch delivered the best bus driver industry EBA in 28 years and, make no mistake, the 4+1 was a big win that secured the future for members. We also secured many noteworthy agreement inclusions and did not give up any existing conditions! So thank you...
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January 18, 2019
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VOTE FOR A BETTER FUTURE

Voter registration for the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) general council elections is open. It is important that drivers have a strong voice at the ATA, which refuses to commit to a solution to make our industry safer and fairer. Have your ABN ready and register now: http://www.truck.net.au/voter-registration-form Who can vote?...
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January 17, 2019
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TRUCK DRIVER INJURY SURVEY

Are you a truck driver? Have you ever been injured at work? A University of Wollongong researcher is looking at what happens when truckies are injured on the job and how long it takes them to return to work. Have your say on this survey and help build a better understanding...
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January 15, 2019
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PROFITS MUST NOT GO BEFORE AVIATION SECUIRTY

The TWU has been fighting a decline in standards across the aviation industry. We are fighting so airport workers will not be condemned to parlous working conditions and to ensure the industry remains as safe as possible for workers and commuters. The Vic/Tas Branch stands with the TWU (SA/NT Branch)...
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December 20, 2018
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BREAKING: REDSTAR TRANSPORT JOB LOSS CONCERNS

Just days before Christmas hundreds of transport workers are hearing they’ve lost their jobs without any official word from Redstar Transport. It’s outrageous. We’re investigating and will update drivers as soon as we can, in the meantime TWU (VIC/TAS) Redstar members and drivers can contact us on 1300 727 614....
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December 19, 2018
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GIG ECONOMY IN VICTORIA – HAVE YOUR SAY

Gig economy workers have been signing-up with the TWU because we are out there every day fighting for their rights. We have been pushing State and Federal Government’s to take action to improve the arrangements covering on-demand workers and to legislate minimum conditions. Our lobbying helped encourage the Victorian Government...
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December 17, 2018
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BIG TWU WIN AS LABOR COMMITS TO TRUCKING INDUSTRY CLEAN-UP

The TWU has welcomed the Australian Labor Party’s commitment to tackling the safety crisis in the trucking industry. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary and National Vice-President John Berger said the news was a relief for the industry after 469 people had been killed in truck crashes following the Coalition’s dismantling of...
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December 14, 2018
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BIG WIN – IN-PRINCIPLE AGREEMENT REACHED WITH THE DYSON GROUP

Our TWU Bus members had another big win today after receiving an offer from the Dyson Group that we believe meets our log of claims.   We now have an in-principle agreement and your EA negotiating committee have agreed to suspend next Tuesday’s proposed 24-hour strike.   This will allow...
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