Articles for "Month: March 2018"

May 23, 2018
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BUS DRIVER ASSAULTS MUST STOP: MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCES INTRODUCED

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) demands that assaults which injure bus drivers be categorised as schedule 1 offences requiring offenders serve a jail time is gaining some serious media attention. Check out today’s The Age article John said members are sick and tired of random attacks by aggressive passengers and Union concerns...
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May 23, 2018
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COLES & TWU SIGN AGREEMENT TO ENSURE SAFETY & FAIRNESS IN THE COLES SUPPLY CHAIN AND ON-DEMAND ECONOMY

The TWU and supermarket giant Coles have signed two important Statements of Principles that will ensure safe and fair conditions for workers in the Coles supply chain and the on-demand economy. The first Statement, signed at the TWU National Council in Adelaide by Coles Managing Director John Durkan and TWU...
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May 23, 2018
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TWU LEADS AIRPORT PROTEST

Airport workers have protested at Adelaide airport, calling on airports, airlines and Governments to address poor working conditions that are forcing staff to sleep at the airports. TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) Secretary and TWU National Vice-President John Berger said protesters were calling for an end to low pay, forced part time...
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May 21, 2018
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BRANCH SECRETARY VOTED TWU NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT

Congratulations go to TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) Secretary John Berger who was elected to the prestigous position of TWU National Vice-President at today’s TWU National Conference. John has been fighting to protect and enhance the lives of tranport workers since joining the TWU three decades ago. WA Branch Secretary Tim Dawson...
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May 21, 2018
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TWU Helps Protect Airbnb Delivery Workers

A groundbreaking agreement between the TWU and Airbnb will see the home sharing platform actively promote package and food delivery companies that adhere to safe rates of pay and union conditions. In return the TWU will endorse Airbnb for promoting humane labour standards. “Airbnb’s decision to sign this agreement is...
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May 16, 2018
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TWU-BUS EA WIN

The Transdev Melbourne Pty Ltd Workshop Enterprise Agreement 2018 has been voted up unanimously by members.   These negotiations were not easy and Transdev only tabled an offer acceptable to members after they had voted to take Protected Action. We would like to thank the Union Bargaining Committee of Ged, Joe...
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May 11, 2018
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TWU-BUS PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS

It has been an extremely active start to 2018 for TWU-BUS, fighting for your rights and organising for secure jobs and pay rises during ongoing EA negotiations. TWU-BUS Organisers joined hundreds of TWU members and more than 100,000 vocal unionists on Wednesday in protesting the Coalition Government’s broken industrial rules. The...
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May 9, 2018
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CHANGE THE RULES RALLY SHUTS DOWN CBD

The TWU flag flew high and mighty as up to 100,000 fired-up unionists shut down Melbourne’s CBD today to protest Australia’s fundamentally broken industrial system. The three-hour rally was the first of the ACTU’s recently-launched “Change the Rules” campaign. The TWU stands with all unions in pushing for a complete...
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