Articles for "Month: July 2018"

November 15, 2018
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SAFER ROADS SAVE LIVES

We’ve had a big leap forward for road safety! After years of truck drivers highlighting the dangers in the retail supply chain, Coles committed earlier this year to choosing freight companies with the highest pay, conditions and safety standards. Coles has now announced they will contract more work to Toll....
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November 14, 2018
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GET BANKS OUT OF YOUR HARD-EARNED SUPER

The TWU​ and CFMMEU will take a joint resolution to the ALP national conference next month to “turf banks out of superannuation”. The Unions are demanding legal and structural change to lock for-profit companies out of the $2.7 trillion super system, following revelations from the Banking Royal Commission. Click here...
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November 10, 2018
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GET ACTIVATED WITH THE LATEST TWU NEWS

The latest TWU Journal is making its way to your letterboxes. But, as always, it is available online and accessible now – http://twu.asn.au/twu-magazine/ The edition features: TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary and National Vice-President John Berger explains why we must Change the Rules How 3000 bus members have secured the 4+1 agreement...
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November 9, 2018
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BIG WIN AGAINST GENDER INEQUALITY

The TWU (Vic/Tas) Branch had another big win this week after recovering back pay for a casual short-haul Qantas flight attendant. The member won two months in lost wages after being unfairly sidelined without pay due to a documented pregnancy-related medical condition. The TWU stepped in to assist the member...
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November 8, 2018
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TWU Officials Celebrate Festival of Lights

TWU Delegates and Officials joined with members yesterday to celebrate the Hindu Diwali Festival – the Festival of Lights – at Transdev’s Sunshine Depot. The Festival, which is an official holiday in at least 11 countries, is embraced by the many TWU members in the Victorian Bus Industry with ties to...
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November 7, 2018
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UNIONS & ANDREW WILKIE SLAM ALAN JOYCE COMMENTS

You know big business is getting worried when Qantas CEO Alan Joyce makes alarmist claims like a return to industry-wide bargaining will create chaos and threaten jobs – https://bit.ly/2PIKoTm.   TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger said the greatest threat to jobs and worker prosperity is, in fact, a broken...
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November 1, 2018
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LSL CHANGES A BIG WIN FOR MEMBERS

Changes to Victoria’s long-service leave laws come into effect today. The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) was part of the push that forced these changes and they are a BIG win for workers. The laws mean a range of new rights and responsibilities for employers and employees. The key changes are: –...
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October 30, 2018
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REST STOP REVIEW ORDERED IN TASMANIA: BIG TWU WIN

BREAKING: A heavy vehicle driver rest area strategy will be developed for Tasmania. This is a big win for our Tasmanian members. On 9 August, Branch Delegates told Senator Catryna Bilyk and Tasmanian Labor leader Rebecca White MP that the lack of stops on major roads is a serious workplace...
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October 24, 2018
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A MUST-READ LETTER FROM SENATOR GLENN STERLE – WE MUST BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT!

Senator Glenn Sterle today personally wrote to congratulate Branch Secretary John Berger for standing up for transport workers at yesterday’s Change the Rules rally and his guidance towards the Union’s 2020 vision.    The letter is below and it’s a must-read for every Branch member. Senator Sterle – a former...
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