Articles for "Month: March 2017"

June 28, 2017
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QANTAS EMPLOYEES WIN FIGHT OVER PAY DOWNGRADE

Qantas employees have won a battle with the wealthy airline after it began paying them less to work the same job. Staff at Q Catering challenged Qantas in the Fair Work Commission (FWC) after it abolished a higher role classification, paying them hundreds of dollars less each week while they...
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June 28, 2017
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Labor will reverse penalty rate cuts

Transport workers across Australia are breathing easier after Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten vowed to reverse recent penalty rates cuts if Labor win the next election. The pledge to restore Sunday penalty rates for retail, hospitality and retail workers affected by a Fair Work Commission ruling – supported by the...
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June 25, 2017
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Owner Drivers Fight TOLL on wages

Owner drivers have challenged Toll after the transport operator unilaterally terminated an agreement with them, reducing their wages by up to $1000 a week. Drivers in Victoria have told the Fair Work Commission a new agreement with a low hourly rate will force them out of business and impoverish their families....
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June 23, 2017
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IMPORTANT MEMBER ALERT: ROADWORK SPEED LIMITS

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) strongly encourages all members, especially those operating heavy vehicles, to adhere to reduced speed limits around roadworks – not only for all the obvious safety reasons but to protect their own jobs. Unfortunately, some members have lost employment or been disciplined after being caught speeding by cameras attached to variable...
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June 21, 2017
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UNION MOVEMENT PROTESTS COALITION’S ANTI-WORKER THUGGERY

TWU members proudly marched with over 20,000 of our union comrades through Melbourne yesterday to protest against the Coalition’s war on workers. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger said the huge attendance reflected growing concerns not only within the union movement, but the entire Australian working classes, regarding the direction...
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June 18, 2017
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Wodonga Members’ Dinner

Big night at the TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Wodonga Members’ Dinner. Special mention to former Branch President David White who received an honour for loyal service to the Union. These meetings help keep members up-to-date, build comradery among grassroots members working in different sectors of the transport industry and ensure the...
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June 14, 2017
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Penalty Rates – The Cruelest of Cuts for Australian Workers

In less than two weeks, 700,000 working people across Australia are due to have their weekly pay packets slashed by around $70 a week because they have to work on Sundays and on public holidays. It’s a pay cut working people can’t afford and don’t deserve. We fear it will...
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June 13, 2017
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TWU SURVEY: WHAT GATE WORKERS WANT

Negotiations have begun for a new EBA that will set rates of pay, standards and conditions for the next few years at Gate Aviation and Gate Gourmet sites across the country. View the TWU Gate Member Bargaining Survey  It’s time Gate workers received a fair, decent national Agreement – because...
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June 11, 2017
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UNITED FRONT AT TULLAMARINE

TWU Work Safety Officers from Melbourne Airport have met with Aviation Organiser Dissio Markos and Delegate Trevor Still to discuss the big issues with employer ISS Facility Services. Membership is growing as TWU members are united to fight for their rights at ISS. Join the fight today – https://twu.asn.au/join-today/
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