Articles for "Month: May 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 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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November 9, 2018
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BIG WIN AGAINST GENDER INEQUALITY

The TWU (Vic/Tas) Branch had another big win this week after recovering back pay for a casual short-haul Qantas flight attendant. The member won two months in lost wages after being unfairly sidelined without pay due to a documented pregnancy-related medical condition. The TWU stepped in to assist the member...
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November 7, 2018
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UNIONS & ANDREW WILKIE SLAM ALAN JOYCE COMMENTS

You know big business is getting worried when Qantas CEO Alan Joyce makes alarmist claims like a return to industry-wide bargaining will create chaos and threaten jobs – https://bit.ly/2PIKoTm.   TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger said the greatest threat to jobs and worker prosperity is, in fact, a broken...
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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 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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August 30, 2018
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SIGN THE PETITION NOW FOR QANTAS BONUS

Qantas company’s executives are getting their bonuses now – but they are trying to make you wait for yours. Send your message to the Qantas board that it is not good enough – It’s only fair that you are paid the bonus promised to you – and paid it NOW....
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