Articles for "Month: March 2018"

September 21, 2018
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Morrison Mocks Truck Drivers

PM Scott Morrison has blood on his hands after voting to scrap the Road Safety Tribunal in 2015, but that didn’t stop him playing truck driver yesterday.    The media stunt was yet another slap in the face to all transport workers – particularly professional truck drivers – and all...
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September 11, 2018
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Talking Training & Safe Rates with Big Rigs Magazine

Branch Secretary John Berger talks truck driver training and the TWU’s hard-fought for mandatory minimum rates for tip truck drivers on State Government jobs in the latest edition of Big Rigs magazine. Read the article here. In reference to the minimum rates, John said: “Owner-drivers and truck driver employees are...
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August 28, 2018
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CAN YOU DIG IT???

The Andrews Government this morning pledged a game-changing $50 billion underground suburban rail network linking every major rail line in Melbourne, as well as the airport rail. This work will take decades & that’s great news for our tip truck drivers members with legislation currently progressing through State Parliament that...
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August 22, 2018
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SAFE RATES IN SAFER HANDS- in a future Labor Government

The Coalition was ripping itself apart in Parliament House again today and current PM Malcolm Turnbull admitted defeat, bowed to people power and killed off his signature policy – big business company tax cuts. Just like he laid to waste the RSRT. Meanwhile, in the same building, the TWU and...
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August 21, 2018
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Truck driving ranked most dangerous job in nation, study finds

It’s worse than we thought, a review of 12 yrs of insurance claims finds truck drivers are 13 times more likely to die at work than any other profession in Australia. Also, one million work weeks lost to sickness over past 12 years. Watch the press conference in Parliament House...
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August 20, 2018
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TWU TASSIE DELEGATES HAVE SAY IN CANBERRA

On 7 August TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) Delegates raised concerns with Tasmanian Senator Catyrna Bilyk about a lack of safe places and rest stops for trucks to pull over on Tasmania’s major highways. The Sen. then wasted no time in taking the matter to Canberra, telling the Federal Senate on 16...
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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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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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