Articles for "Month: July 2017"

November 21, 2017
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Wage theft endemic across Australia: New Report

Revelations of systemic wage theft published today by academics Laurie Berg and Bassina Farbenblum show that the Turnbull Government is unwilling to stop employers breaking the law to protect working people. The Prime Minister and his Minister Michaelia Cash are more concerned with attacking working people than they are with...
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November 15, 2017
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TWU protest at ALDI stores across Australia

Transport Workers’ Union members have protested across Australia amid claims Aldi has forced truck drivers to work ‘extraordinary hours’, leaving them exhausted and putting other lives ‘directly at risk.’ Tony Sheldon, the Transport Workers’ Union national secretary, told the Today Show on Wednesday employees were forced to speak out after Aldi refused...
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November 14, 2017
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FAIR WORK RULING SHOWS UBER EATS, DELIVEROO & FOODORA MUST STOP WAGE THEFT: TWU

The TWU has demanded that Uber Eats, Deliveroo and Foodora pay their workers correct rates and give them the protections they are entitled to. The call follows fines of $72,000 by the Federal Circuit Court against two Melbourne companies over sham contracting and chronic underpayment of a bike courier. TWU...
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November 13, 2017
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TWU: Righting Wrongs Every Day

Every day of every year TWU organisers are called on to assist members who, for one reason or another, have been unfairly (or fairly) dismissed, retrenched or disciplined.  In performing this essential advocacy work we are regularly able to help more than just that one affected member by pointing out to employers anything that they are not doing that...
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November 9, 2017
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TRUCKIES SPEAK OUT AFTER HITTING ROCK BOTTOM – FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FAILS TO ADDRESS INDUSTRY CRISIS

The Federal Government must be held responsible for failing to address the crisis in the transport industry which has left truck drivers struggling, the TWU has said. Lives and livelihoods have been ruined because of gaps in legislation which have allowed companies to massively reduce rates for owner drivers, as...
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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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November 7, 2017
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SAFETY MESSAGE FROM TASSIE 

Ever looked at a job and thought ‘this will only take a second’?   Ever thought that there was a way you ‘should’ do a job but, due to expectations from co-workers or even the boss, have taken risks?  And, even though this risk seemed irrelevant at the time, have you...
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November 6, 2017
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FIGHTING FOR GOOD JOBS AT SEAROAD

Your TWU delegate-led negotiating team recently met with Searoad Logistics for a new workplace agreement in Victoria and Tasmania. You told us in your Workplace Survey that you want us to fight for your rights at Searoad!   By standing together we can secure an improved agreement aiming for a better future for all workers. Now is the time for us to stick...
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November 6, 2017
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READ JOHN BERGER’S OPINION ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN TODAY’S THE HOBART MERCURY – Cheap food at Aldi comes at a big cost for truck drivers and families

GLOBAL supermarket giant Aldi has steamrolled through the Australian retail sector courtesy of cheap prices that undercut the competition. Sadly, it is now obvious that a key ingredient of the German giant’s success is a low-cost wage strategy. There is currently no Aldi in Tasmania but, if the groundswell of...
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