Articles for "Month: May 2018"

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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FOUR HOURS OF POWER!!!

  CDC TWU bus drivers have held their second protected action this week with a four hour stop work between 2 and 6pm today. Great turnout at Oakleigh, Geelong, Ballarat and Wyndham depots and great to see such unity and comradeship among the membership. The vast majority of those who...
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July 13, 2018
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BUS ACTION ROLLS ON – 4-HR STOP WORK TODAY

The TWU (VIC/TAS) Branch confirms that industrial action planned for this afternoon will proceed after Fair Work Commission (FWC) mediation held this morning failed to progress discussions. The point should be reinforced that CDC itself applied to the FWC for mediation. However, CDC not only failed to improve its current...
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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 11, 2018
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LOST – CDC REVENUE

Rich multinational CDC says it cannot afford to meet member pay demands in the Victorian Bus Industry Agreement? That is despite some big revenue and profit numbers across its global businesses reported in the CDC 2017 Annual Report. The money must be going somewhere – anywhere – except the pockets...
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July 10, 2018
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The fight for the 2018 Victorian Bus Industry Agreement is on!!!!

Message from John Berger – TWU VIC/TAS Branch Secretary and TWU National Vice-President – and TWU VIC-TAS Bus organisers Mike McNess, Bob Lean and Imran Malik.   “The buses stopped today because CDC TWU members decided to fight for a fair and reasonable wage rise – a fair share of...
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July 10, 2018
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CDC MEMBERS – THIS IS WHAT SOLIDARITY LOOKS LIKE

CDC TWU-BUS members are holding a 24-hour stop work today and have been standing strong at picket lines at CDC Depots at Wyndham, Oakleigh, Geelong and Ballarat since 4:40am. Drivers have been joined at the picket by family and supporters from across the wider bus industry and community. These CDC...
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July 9, 2018
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SEE ON THE PICKET – STRONGER TOGETHER

ATT ALL TWU BUS MEMBERS: CDC drivers to hold a 24-hour stop work tomorrow. Join the fight for the Victorian Bus Industry wage claim – we are all in this together!! Show your support and get along to a picket if you can and share this information to colleagues across...
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July 5, 2018
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BREAKING: CDC MEMBERS – It’s time for action.

Negotiations have stalled with the multinational company after it tabled a disrespectful and insulting offer – rejected by your CDC TWU-BUS EA Committee. You should have received a text message alerting you to a 24-hour Fair Work Commission-approved stoppage to commence from the return of the last bus on Monday,...
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