Articles for "Month: October 2017"

February 19, 2018
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TWU-BUS EBA 2018 & PROTECTED ACTION APPLICATION SUCCESSFUL

TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) Secretary John Berger has been meeting up with members as we get closer to kicking-off the 2018 TWU-BUS EBA discussions with each operator. John and TWU-BUS officials have recently held a few BBQ’s for members, including Transdev Doncaster, Dysons Bundoora, Ventura Dandenong and CDC Geelong. We have...
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February 19, 2018
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TIPPER INDUSTRY UPDATE: WHEELS IN MOTION

The TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) happily reports that major progress has been made towards the introduction of safe rates in the tip-truck industry after the Transport Industry Council, of which the TWU is a member, last week endorsed a minimum rate for tip-truck Owner Drivers. These rates have now been sent...
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February 16, 2018
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PROTESTS AT MAJOR AIRPORTS AS COURT CASE BEGINS ON SPLIT SHIFTS FOR ALL AVIATION EMPLOYEES

Hundreds of airport employees and TWU members have today protested at all major Australian airports as a Federal Court case opened to have the award re-interpreted and allow every aviation employer to force split shifts and poverty conditions on all aviation staff. TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon and TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH)...
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February 15, 2018
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TWU WILL RALLY AGAINST RUTHLESS ALPHA FLIGHT SERVICES JOB CUTS

TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) Secretary John Berger has told distressed members that the union will fight tooth-and-nail for their jobs after Alpha Flight Services told staff this week that it will be ruthlessly sacking hundreds of full-time workers. Non-TWU members were later made aware of the union’s hardline stance – and...
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February 14, 2018
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THE WARNING TO EMPLOYERS IS CLEAR – IF YOU COST A WORKER THEIR LIFE, YOU’LL PAY.

Workplace fatalities shatter families. No worker should die on the job. And no one is above the law. Unions have led the campaign for industrial manslaughter and we welcome Tasmanian Labor’s announcement that they will make workplace safety a top priority and legislate for industrial manslaughter in their first year...
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February 14, 2018
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WHY SHOULD I CONTINUE TO BE A TWU-BUS MEMBER?

A TWU-BUS member recently wrote to the TWU-BUS section with a query about the benefits of TWU membership. The member received the following reply – written by Senior Bus Organiser Mike McNess – highlighting a few obvious and hidden ways a TWU membership works for members each and every day....
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February 11, 2018
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AVIATION NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION – THIS FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY

The fight for better jobs in the aviation industry continues this week as the TWU goes into bat for airport workers on two fronts. We will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with workers on Friday for a National Day of Action to send a message to all aviation companies that split shifts are...
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February 10, 2018
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TASSIE STALWART PARKS THE RIG

 Honorary Member Kenneth Rice retired from the workforce recently and wrote the following kind words in to the VIC/TAS Branch – “I wish to thank the TWU for your support throughout my 43 years as a member. I very much appreciate your backing and representation throughout my working life. The TWU...
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February 9, 2018
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ATTENTION AVIATION MEMBERS: IMPORTANT AEROCARE SURVEY

Aerocare employees along with the TWU are pushing for better wages and conditions.  That’s why we are pursuing cases in the Fair Work Commission to ensure Aerocare drops its agreements and negotiates a better deal with staff. Our analysis shows Aerocare employees are even better off under the award, which gives four-hour...
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