Articles for "Month: January 2017"

January 25, 2019
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COURT REJECTS AEROCARE SPLIT SHIFT APPLICATION

Airport workers and TWU members secured a major win recently after Aerocare’s application to keep thousands of baggage handlers, cleaners and ticketing staff on low-paid, gruelling split shift work schedules was thrown out of court. The Federal Court found on 25 January that the scandal-ridden aviation services company cannot force workers...
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April 8, 2019
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WATERFRONT WAR ANNIVERSARY – BUT WE’RE STILL PUNCHING

On this day in 1998 Patrick Stevedores, with the support of the Federal Coalition, attempted to sack its unionised workforce and replace it with non-union labour engaged by labour hire companies. After a bitter and prolonged industrial, political and legal dispute that engulfed the nation, the MUA members were reinstated....
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January 24, 2019
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ScoMo Super NoShow

Scott Morrison was the “last holdout” against calling a royal commission into the big banks, according to The New Daily – https://bit.ly/2RKyYAw. According to the report, Liberals have warned Mr Morrison’s deep opposition to the royal commission is a ticking time bomb for him. Government insiders have reportedly said the now...
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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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April 10, 2019
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SAFE AND SECURE SKIES

The Branch continues to plan and act for stronger and more secure jobs in aviation and it was an absolute privilege to be part of the inaugural TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Airports Committee this week. We need Safe and Secure Skies and members must be in no doubt that we have...
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March 28, 2019
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TWU #CabinCrewToo Sexual Harassment Submission

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the #CabinCrewToo campaign.You can read our submission to the Human Rights Commission inquiry on workplace sexual harassment here. The CabinCrewToo working group and TWU delegates are continuing to work to make airlines and airports safer.If you want to join the working group, have a story...
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March 12, 2019
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THE FIGHT FOR GENDER RIGHTS

The TWU (Vic/Tas) Branch secured a big win for gender equality recently after recovering back pay for a casual short-haul Qantas flight attendant.  The member won two months in lost wages after being grounded without pay due to a documented pregnancy-related medical condition.  The TWU stepped in to assist the member as she had...
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February 25, 2019
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AIRPORTS MUST ENSURE BETTER, MORE SECURE JOBS

An ACCC airport monitoring report released today found profits for Australia’s four main airports – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth – jumped to $2.2 billion in the last financial year. At the same time many aviation workers struggle to get more than 15 hours per week with many paid below...
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February 20, 2019
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TRANSPORT WORKERS – EVER-READY TO ASSIST

Bus drivers to waste collectors to cash and prisoner carriers, truck drivers to aviation workers and all the rest – most transport industry jobs also provide an important community service. And transport workers are always ready to lend a hand. Like Jetstar cabin services officer Robyn who helped a mother...
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February 12, 2019
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MAKING AERO CARE

BREAKING: The Fair Work Commission has today ruled Aerocare Swissport can no longer block our challenge against its low rates and shocking conditions.  It’s time to fight for a fair Aerocare! More to follow.
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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 14, 2018
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Gift card email angers Qantas workers

Another pre-Xmas slap in the face for Qantas workers who were asked to work for free and all those still waiting for their promised bogus bonus after a 4-year wage freeze.   The company sent staff a Ho-Ho-Hoax email that said “to celebrate the end of the year and the...
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