Articles for "Month: October 2017"

May 21, 2019
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TWU WARNS OF INDUSTRIAL CHAOS IN FIGHT FOR FAIR & SAFE JOBS

The TWU today announced major plans to take widespread industrial action as 200 enterprise agreements across aviation and road transport industries align next year. The agreements, negotiated over the past five years, cover 38,000 workers directly. What are we demanding? That safety and fairness be placed at the heart of...
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May 17, 2019
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FEDERAL ELECTION 2019 – MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT

The Australian labour movement lost a giant and favourite son with the passing of former Labor Prime Minister and ACTU President Bob Hawke yesterday. Bob will always be a beloved Australian and a hero to working people. He was a wonderful nation-builder and reformer. The architect of Medicare, universal superannuation...
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April 8, 2019
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WATERFRONT WAR ANNIVERSARY – BUT WE’RE STILL PUNCHING

On this day in 1998 Patrick Stevedores, with the support of the Federal Coalition, attempted to sack its unionised workforce and replace it with non-union labour engaged by labour hire companies. After a bitter and prolonged industrial, political and legal dispute that engulfed the nation, the MUA members were reinstated....
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January 25, 2019
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COURT REJECTS AEROCARE SPLIT SHIFT APPLICATION

Airport workers and TWU members secured a major win recently after Aerocare’s application to keep thousands of baggage handlers, cleaners and ticketing staff on low-paid, gruelling split shift work schedules was thrown out of court. The Federal Court found on 25 January that the scandal-ridden aviation services company cannot force workers...
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January 24, 2019
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ScoMo Super NoShow

Scott Morrison was the “last holdout” against calling a royal commission into the big banks, according to The New Daily – https://bit.ly/2RKyYAw. According to the report, Liberals have warned Mr Morrison’s deep opposition to the royal commission is a ticking time bomb for him. Government insiders have reportedly said the now...
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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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June 26, 2019
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AERO NO CARE EA

Today Swissport/Aerocare will appear in the Fair Work Commission to seek approval for an enterprise agreement that rips its workers off.How? Staff aren’t being paid what they are entitled to on Sundays, early morning and night shifts. As for workers on split shifts they should be getting overtime and this...
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June 25, 2019
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QANTAS SENDS WRONG MESSAGE TO WORKERS

The TWU yesterday joined the ACTU in challenging Qantas’ discriminatory bonus scheme in court over its fairness and legality.When we announced this publicly, Qantas’ response was to send an e-communication to workers to say it might just abandon bonuses in future and hand all profits to shareholders.Engaging with workers, instead...
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June 24, 2019
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ACTU CHALLENGE QANTAS’ BONUS SHAM

The ACTU this morning lodged a legal challenge to Qantas’ sham bonus scheme.Last August, Qantas posted a $1.6 billion record profit and announced workers’ bonuses. What it did not reveal publicly was that it would underhandedly link bonuses to workers signing a new company-endorsed EA!Under this plan, some bonuses would...
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June 21, 2019
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FEAST FOR GOOD WILL

The TWU is proud to have such a broad and diverse membership base. This week some of our members at Transdev’s Sunshine Depot joined together for Eid al-Fitr – the “Festival of the Breaking of the Fast” – a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of...
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June 20, 2019
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MEMBER RECOGNISED FOR BRAVE ACT

TWU (Vic/Tas) member Andrew Hastings has received the Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian accolade for his “actions and compassion” after being first on the scene at a multi-vehicle smash on Victoria’s Western Freeway. Andrew, who works for Linfox, doused the flames in one vehicle with his on-board fire extinguisher before assisting...
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June 19, 2019
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UNION MEMBERSHIP 100% DEDUCTABLE

Tell your workmates who are non-union members – as we approach the end of financial year, remember that, as a TWU member, you are eligible to claim back membership fees on your tax.Combine this with the higher wages & better conditions enjoyed by union workplaces, and it really does pay...
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June 18, 2019
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THE GIG’S UP – ON-DEMAND WORKER SURVEY FINDING

A major survey released today found transport and delivery workers in the gig economy are paid less, work more unpaid hours and are less satisfied than other workers. This isn’t progress, the Federal Coalition must stop bystanding and regulate this organised model of worker exploitation. READ MORE: https://www.twu.com.au/home/campaigns/on-demand-workers-join-the-fight!/gig-economy-survey-reveals-exploitation-of-transpo/?fbclid=IwAR2YWvX2xpifZqaxFw2qf0XicaBpVlKP0d8rW0-MN8xgH_eCeRyj7LE5oYg
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June 17, 2019
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TWU HERE TO STAY

Henry Fuller became the human face of an unfolding landmark news event after his employer, Ford, dropped a bombshell in 2013 that it would shut all its local plants and cull hundreds of jobs, Henry’s included. Henry was last weekend again featured in a news article, this one detailing some...
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June 13, 2019
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Uber’s air taxi vision isn’t amazing, it’s dystopian

Uber Air yesterday announced plans to start test flights of its aerial taxi service in Melbourne next year, and move to commercial operations by 2023. Uber Australia rideshare drivers and food delivery riders are currently paid below minimum wages, are inadequately paid to meet tax payments and adequately maintain their...
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