Articles for "Month: April 2017"

January 16, 2018
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JOIN THE FIGHT FOR BETTER JOBS FOR AIRPORT WORKERS – AVIATION NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION

On November 29th last year airport workers across the country mobilised to fight against attempts to legalise split shifts. SPLIT SHIFTS SPLIT FAMILIES. On February 16th this year the fight will escalate as the federal court hears Aerocare’s application to have split shifts deemed legal under the award. Airport workers...
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December 15, 2017
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TWU CABIN CREW CAMPAIGN UPDATE

Our national cabin crew campaign is hitting new heights this month with the roll-out of the first ever TWU Cabin Crew Industry Survey. To complement this TWU branches in every state and territory are stepping up activity and representation of cabin crew.   This survey is an important culmination of work done to ensure all cabin...
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December 7, 2017
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ALPHA FLIGHT SERVICES EBA – UNITY & STRENGTH GETS THE JOB DONE

Our united TWU team at Alpha Flight Services ensure passengers enjoy their in-flight refreshments day in and day out. They have also now done themselves – and their mates – a huge service. Members recently won major conditions in their EBA and have even secured a tailored income protection scheme...
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November 29, 2017
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AVIATION INDUSTRY HOLDS NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST POVERTY CONDITIONS

Airport workers across Australia today held protests over attempts to introduce industry-wide split shifts. The move will also have implications for other employee in other employment sectors, like nurses, aged care workers, electricians and shop workers. Protests were held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide airports against the move,...
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November 27, 2017
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FAIR WORK REJECTS AN AEROCARE ATTEMPT TO LEGALISE WAGE THEFT

The Fair Work Commission has rejected an appeal of the latest enterprise agreement by Aerocare, the aviation company at the centre of a scandal involving below poverty rates and staff sleeping rough at airports. The ruling follows Aerocare’s attempts to enforce wage theft with below award rates and illegal split...
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November 9, 2017
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TWU CABIN CREW DELEGATES – FIGHTING FOR BETTER EMPLOYMENT

Cabin crew delegates are in Sydney for training on our pan-industry campaign. Whether you are a Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin, Vara or Tiger employee you deserve decent employment conditions. These guys are planning on making that happen. STRONGER – TOGETHER      
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October 22, 2017
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Turnbull Airport Security Plan Too Piecemeal

New measures for ground-handling staff at airports will not go far enough in strengthening security, says the Transport Workers’ Union. The announcement by the Federal Government today fails to address high turnover rates and deliberate understaffing which are creating daily breaches at airports, the union added. “Extra checks on staff...
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October 18, 2017
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FAIR WORK COMMISSION SLAMS QANTAS OVER ‘LUDICROUS’ RIP OFF OF WORKERS WHO AID ELDERLY & DISABLED

The Fair Work Commission has slammed as “ludicrous” the defence by Qantas of paying less money to employees who help transfer elderly and disabled passengers around airports. The Commission backed the employees’ claims for higher pay, adding that Qantas’s arguments were “very weak and unpersuasive”. The TWU and Qantas Ground...
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