Articles for "Month: July 2017"

September 26, 2017
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TOLL AGREEMENT SIGNED OFF – CONGRATULATIONS ALL

Following months of tough negotiations and agreed workplace consultations, the TWU Toll Negotiating Committee and Toll have reached an agreement endorsed resoundingly by members in yards across Australia. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Assistant Secretary Chris Fennell, who was on the negotiating committee, congratulated members who, through solidarity and unity, maintained pressure...
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September 24, 2017
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TWU TAKES FAIR WORK ACTION TO IMPROVE AEROCARE RATES & CONDITIONS

The Transport Workers’ Union has taken action to lift Aerocare employees off low wages and poor conditions that force them to sleep at airports and in their cars between illegal split shifts. The union has today applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate the current Aerocare enterprise agreement, which...
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September 20, 2017
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UNACCEPTABLE: Transdev buses pulled off the road after failing safety blitz

Many of Transdev’s buses have been deemed unroadworthy, according to The Age. Transdev are having up to 100 buses taken off the road as a result of a recent VicRoads audit. Victoria’s transport safety watchdog, Transport Safety Victoria (TSV), said it was the highest number of defective buses it had...
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September 18, 2017
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AVIATION WORKERS PROTEST WEALTHY AIRLINES BENEFITING FROM EXPLOITATION OF WORKERS

Watch TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) SECRETARY JOHN BERGER STICK UP FOR AVIATION WORKERS ON CHANNEL NINE, CHANNEL TEN AND CHANNEL SEVEN. Aviation workers and TWU members have protested around the country today over low wages and appalling conditions which are risking safety and security. Melbourne workers held an action at Tullamarine’s...
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September 17, 2017
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NEW TWU-COMMISSIONED REPORT SHOWS $100 BILLION LOSS TO RETIREMENT SAVINGS OVER SLASHED WAGES

Aviation workers are holding protests at airports around the country today over low wages and appalling conditions which are risking safety and security. The protests come as the Australia Institute Centre for Future Work report, The Consequences of Wage Suppression for Australia’s Superannuation System, commissioned by the Transport Workers’ Union...
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September 16, 2017
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92.4% – JETSTAR CABIN CREW UNANIMOUSLY REJECT AGREEMENT

Jetstar has informed staff that an overwhelming 92.4% of employees have unanimously REJECTED its Jetstar Cabin Crew Agreement. Congratulations to TWU Jetstar members who have sent such a clear and unambiguous message to management. The current Jetstar cabin crew agreement process has been problematic and TWU members obviously were not happy...
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September 12, 2017
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MEDIA EXPOSE OF THE SORRY STATE OF THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY – ON THE ROAD TO THE NEXT TRUCKING TRAGEDY

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Minister for Employment Michaelia Cash must respond to media reports concerning the crisis in the trucking industry and be brought to task over the role they have played in making our roads more dangerous for everyday Australians. The explosive revelations in today’s media –  such as testimony...
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September 11, 2017
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Opposition Leader says it is “not right” and “not fair” that truck drivers do not have Safe Rates

FEDERAL Opposition leader Bill Shorten has taken a swipe at Malcolm Turnbull over the abolition of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT). Speaking at the Queensland Labor state conference in Townsville, Mr Shorten took the opportunity to again raise the head of the safe rate debate. Accusing the Prime Minister...
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September 10, 2017
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NEW REPORT: COALITION GIVES GREEN LIGHT TO CORPORATE AVOIDANCE OF FAIR WORK ACT

A report on Corporate Avoidance of the Fair Work Act was handed down by a Senate Committee on 7 September and, needless to say, it painted a damning picture of a Coalition over-eager to give the green light to corporations wanting to trample workers’ rights. The report found action is...
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