Articles for "Month: April 2018"

January 25, 2019
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COURT REJECTS AEROCARE SPLIT SHIFT APPLICATION

Airport workers and TWU members secured a major win recently after Aerocare’s application to keep thousands of baggage handlers, cleaners and ticketing staff on low-paid, gruelling split shift work schedules was thrown out of court. The Federal Court found on 25 January that the scandal-ridden aviation services company cannot force workers...
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January 24, 2019
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ScoMo Super NoShow

Scott Morrison was the “last holdout” against calling a royal commission into the big banks, according to The New Daily – https://bit.ly/2RKyYAw. According to the report, Liberals have warned Mr Morrison’s deep opposition to the royal commission is a ticking time bomb for him. Government insiders have reportedly said the now...
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January 10, 2019
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TWU REJECTS PUSH TO REMOVE SUPER FROM WORKERS

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) stands with the ACTU in rejecting a Productivity Commission proposal that superannuation be removed from the industrial relations system. Acting Branch Secretary Chris Fennell said the TWU has a long and proud history of ensuring members receive above average superannuation payments and fighting against rogue employers...
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March 20, 2019
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SAFE RATES – ACTION NEEDED NOW

The TWU has slammed the Federal Government for refusing to address the problems in trucking, which has seen 12 people killed in just 11 days in truck crashes. The latest death occurred today when a cyclist was killed after being hit by a truck in Newcastle. Five people have been...
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March 14, 2019
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SAFE RATES CONVOY – GET ON BOARD TODAY

Transport operators and owner-drivers are no better off since the Federal Coalition tore down the road safety tribunal. Most are far worse off and over 500 people have been killed in heavy vehicle accidents since April 2016.That’s why TWU members, owner-drivers, drivers and their families and friends are holding Convoys...
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March 4, 2019
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OWNER DRIVER ON ATA GENERAL COUNCIL

You did it! Frank Black has been elected as the new owner driver representative on the ATA general council. The TWU member has been a long-distance owner driver for over 30 years and is determined to see rates increase in the industry. More Our next focus is the March 31...
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February 22, 2019
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VOTE TODAY FOR THE ATA ELECTIONS

Vote for Frank Black in the ATA elections. Frank is a proud TWU member and owner-driver who’s stood up for other truckies for decades. Let’s make sure there’s a strong voice for owner-drivers at the ATA. If you registered to vote, you received an email reminder last night. If you...
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February 16, 2019
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SAFE RATES WILL SAVE LIVES

The TWU held a Safe Rates Summit in Canberra this week with a simple demand for our lawmakers – introduce legislation to stop people dying on our roads. The event was supported by truck drivers, family of crash victims, community and employer groups and academics and advocates to ensure politicians...
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February 14, 2019
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DAMNING TRUCKING INDUSTRY DATA

Over 1,000 trucking companies have gone bankrupt since the Coalition tore the road safety watchdog in 2016. Companies going bankrupt means thousands of transport workers losing their jobs and a 2019 AMP report found 25% of transport workers continually suffer financial stress. The highest rate of any Australian industry. Trucking...
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February 13, 2019
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TWU DEMANDS SAFE AND FAIR TRANSPORT INDUSTRY

Truck drivers, families of truck crash victims, transport companies & associations, and major retailers gathered in Canberra today to discuss a legislative framework to the crisis in trucking as the death toll reaches 500 since the Federal Government tore down a safety watchdog.  The parties will meet at a Safe...
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January 18, 2019
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VOTE FOR A BETTER FUTURE

Voter registration for the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) general council elections is open. It is important that drivers have a strong voice at the ATA, which refuses to commit to a solution to make our industry safer and fairer. Have your ABN ready and register now: http://www.truck.net.au/voter-registration-form Who can vote?...
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January 17, 2019
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TRUCK DRIVER INJURY SURVEY

Are you a truck driver? Have you ever been injured at work? A University of Wollongong researcher is looking at what happens when truckies are injured on the job and how long it takes them to return to work. Have your say on this survey and help build a better understanding...
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