Articles for "Month: November 2017"

August 15, 2018
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BREAKING: DRIVERS STRIKE BUS DEALS

Over the last 24 hours your Delegate-led negotiating teams from CDC & Transdev have been locked in discussions to secure the future for Victorian bus drivers. Following discussions with Government and operators yesterday and today – led by Branch Secretary John Berger and bus organisers Mike McNess, Bob Lean and...
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August 15, 2018
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TWU SLAMS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OVER DANGEROUS EXPLOITATION OF JETSTAR CREW

The TWU is demanding that the Federal Government immediately address the safety breaches and exploitation occurring as a result of overseas cabin crew working on Australian domestic flights. Jetstar cabin crew from Thailand are working on internal flights for base rates of just $100 per week, as revealed by ABC...
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August 13, 2018
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National Office Transition

The TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) welcomes the appointment of Michael Kaine as new National Secretary. After over 30 years working at the TWU – at the helm of the NSW branch and as National Secretary, Tony Sheldon is stepping down to run for the Senate. Michael during his time as National Assistant...
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August 12, 2018
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BRANCH MEMBERS DINNER – SEAT OF POWER

Inspiring evening last Friday for the hundreds who attended the TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) Members Dinner.    Special guest speakers at the Maurice Blackburn-sponsored event included ACTU Secretary Sally McManus, Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten, TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine and former TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon. The theme of the...
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August 11, 2018
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TWU TRANSDEV and CDC bus drivers to strike for 24 hours next Thursday

The TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) has notified bus operators CDC and Transdev that its members will be proceeding with protected industrial action in the form of full 24-hour work stoppages from the first bus next Thursday, 16 August. TWU members are negotiating the 2018 Victorian Bus Industry Agreement, which seeks to...
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August 10, 2018
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HERALD SUN REPORT ON NEW TIP TRUCK PAY RATES

TIP truck owner-drivers have won a potential windfall of more than $15 an hour on government projects under new minimum rates to be introduced by the Andrews ­Government. Treasurer Tim Pallas will today announce that mandatory industry pay rates will be adopted on all state government construction work where contracts...
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August 9, 2018
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BREAKING: BIG TWU WIN FOR TIPPER OWNER DRIVERS

TWU tip truck owner driver members wake up to some very good news today – Andrews Government to introduce minimum mandatory rates on State Government infrastructure projects. VIC/TAS Branch Secretary John Berger said the groundbreaking new rates would help protect tip truck drivers from exploitation and being forced into unsafe practices...
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August 8, 2018
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Tassie Delegates Training In The News

Great story in the Examiner newspaper profiling our Delegates Training in Launceston this week!!! To read the original story, click here. Also pasted below.   TWU of Victoria and Tasmania derides state of Tasmanian roads Workplace safety, the quality of the state’s roads and the number of truck stops are the...
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August 7, 2018
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TRAINING TASMANIAN GRASSROOTS LEADERS

It was a great pleasure to have Tasmanian Labor leader Rebecca White, Tasmanian Labor Senator Catryna Bilyk and Unions Tasmania Secretary Jessica Munday attend a TWU Delegates training course in Tasmania today. Discussions centred around #ChangeTheRules and #saferates and it is great to have such inspiring leaders heading the charge. Branch Secretary John Berger...
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