Articles for "Month: October 2017"

July 15, 2018
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TWU SAFE RATES CONVOY DIRECTED AT LAWMAKERS

Over 300 truck drivers, their families and supporters protested in all major capitals to demand an end to pressure in the industry which is killing hundreds of people on our roads every year. TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) Secretary and TWU National Vice-President John Berger was part of Melbourne’s convoy over the...
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July 13, 2018
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184 KILLED IN 163 FATAL CRASHES INVOLVING HEAVY VEHICLES IN JUST 12 MONTHS, INQUIRY TOLD

Truckie John Waltis is sick of burying his mates. Over the years, the veteran truck driver has been to the funerals of more than 50 of his colleagues within the industry — which is the deadliest in Australia.  Speaking at the Transport Workers Union (TWU) press conference ahead of the...
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July 4, 2018
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BIG TWU WIN FOR OWNER DRIVERS

The TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) welcomes Andrews Government plans to introduce compliance and enforcement mechanisms to protect owner drivers and forestry contractors from predatory employers.   Listen to Branch Secretary John Berger discuss the proposed changes with ABC Melbourne Mornings presenter Jon Faine – The proposed legislative changes to the Owner Driver...
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June 19, 2018
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G4S SECURITY STRIKE OVER CUTS TO WAGES AND CONDITIONS

TWU members working for global security giant G4S are standing up and fighting back against management’s unfair and unacceptable EA offer, cuts to penalty rates and sub-standard conditions. In striking for 24 hours last Friday these staunch members sent a powerful message to management that full-time workers in Australia deserve...
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June 12, 2018
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FIGHTING FOR SAFE RATES ON GOVERNMENT JOBS

The TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) recently alerted the Victorian Government to alarming Federal Government statistics concerning the transport industry – including the 184 people who died in 163 crashes involving heavy vehicles in the 12 months to 31 March this year and a Federal report linking low payments to crashes, speeding...
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June 8, 2018
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DRIVERS WIN AS TWU SUCCESSFULLY FIGHTS COMPANY ATTEMPT TO INTRODUCE SUB-STANDARD RATES

Drivers have had a major win over an employer attempt to introduce below award rates and conditions. The Fair Work Commission rejected the attempt by Truck Moves and other employers to introduce sub-standard rates and conditions for drivers who relocate trucks. The Commission stated the proposal was put forward “to...
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April 23, 2018
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LABOR PROMISES TO RETURN ROAD SAFETY WATCHDOG

The line in the political sand has gotten a lot wider after Federal Labor promised to restore the powers of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) in some form if elected. The TWU has protested loud and long since the Coalition turned its back on road safety in scrapping the...
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April 18, 2018
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NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FIGHTS ALDI INACTION

    Truck drivers and TWU members and officials have held a National Day of Action in all major capitals today as a new survey shows 93% of drivers want to see changes to make transport safer and less pressured. The survey also shows almost 93% of drivers believe pressure...
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April 16, 2018
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TRUCK DRIVERS TO PROTEST ON 2-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF RSRT SHUTDOWN

Truck drivers and their supporters will protest in all major capitals this Wednesday – two years after the Federal Government disbanded the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT).  All members are welcome to join the TWU National Day of Action to be held in Melbourne from 11am outside Aldi in Franklin...
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