Articles for "Month: March 2017"

October 14, 2018
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Employers risk fines if they refuse leave for union rally

Employers who refuse to allow their employees to take leave to attend this month’s Australia Needs A Payrise union rally may be breaking Australia’s workplace laws. Leading industrial law firm Maurice Blackburn says under the Fair Work Act, employees have a right not to be discriminated against because of their...
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October 8, 2018
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SHOCK FINDINGS: TWU CABIN CREW SEXUAL HARASSMENT SURVEY

A survey of airline cabin crew shows 65% of respondents have experienced sexual harassment, with one in five crew reporting more than 10 incidents of sexual harassment. Four out of five cabin crew experienced sexual harassment from co-workers while three out of five experienced it from passengers. Reports include serious...
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October 2, 2018
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AVIATION WORKERS PROTEST POOR PAY & CONDITIONS

The TWU held protests across Australia today as part of a global day of action being taken by aviation workers enduring poverty wages, poor conditions, increased casualisation and high turnover. Protesters also demanded an end to forced part-time hours that see workers rostered to work as few as three hours...
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September 27, 2018
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GLOBAL AVIATION PROTESTS TUESDAY

Aviation workers will protest poor pay and conditions next week as a report shows low standards are impacting on aviation safety and security. We must #ChangeTheRules. Protests are taking place across Australia as part of a global day of action by airport workers. Fire up and force change! Protesters will demand...
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September 24, 2018
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Vic Labor Deliveroo’s for On-Demand Workers

The Andrews Labor Government will launch an Australian-first inquiry into the on-demand workforce and gig economy, following widespread claims of workers being underpaid and poorly treated. The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) congratulates the government on establishing the Victorian Inquiry into the On-Demand Workforce, which will investigate the conditions of workers working to digital...
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September 21, 2018
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Morrison Mocks Truck Drivers

PM Scott Morrison has blood on his hands after voting to scrap the Road Safety Tribunal in 2015, but that didn’t stop him playing truck driver yesterday.    The media stunt was yet another slap in the face to all transport workers – particularly professional truck drivers – and all...
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September 20, 2018
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TWU DEMANDS ON-DEMAND RIP-OFF STOP

The TWU is calling for urgent reforms to address the thousands of on-demand workers being ripped off on a daily basis. The call follows a report by the Senate Committee on the Future of Work which recommends that on-demand workers must be given rights, such as superannuation and collective bargaining....
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September 18, 2018
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QANTAS BOGUS BONUS PROTEST

Morally-bankrupt Qantas loves the big stick. CEO Allan Joyce pockets $25mill a year, the company reported $1.6bill profits. But it still wants to continue to disrespect workers by threatening to strip bonuses for ‘harming’ the company. En masse, not individually. ‪Like aged care companies, rich airlines most important KPI is...
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September 11, 2018
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Talking Training & Safe Rates with Big Rigs Magazine

Branch Secretary John Berger talks truck driver training and the TWU’s hard-fought for mandatory minimum rates for tip truck drivers on State Government jobs in the latest edition of Big Rigs magazine. Read the article here. In reference to the minimum rates, John said: “Owner-drivers and truck driver employees are...
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