Articles for "Month: September 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 12, 2019
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THE FIGHT FOR GENDER RIGHTS

The TWU (Vic/Tas) Branch secured a big win for gender equality recently after recovering back pay for a casual short-haul Qantas flight attendant.  The member won two months in lost wages after being grounded without pay due to a documented pregnancy-related medical condition.  The TWU stepped in to assist the member as she had...
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February 25, 2019
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AIRPORTS MUST ENSURE BETTER, MORE SECURE JOBS

An ACCC airport monitoring report released today found profits for Australia’s four main airports – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth – jumped to $2.2 billion in the last financial year. At the same time many aviation workers struggle to get more than 15 hours per week with many paid below...
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February 20, 2019
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TRANSPORT WORKERS – EVER-READY TO ASSIST

Bus drivers to waste collectors to cash and prisoner carriers, truck drivers to aviation workers and all the rest – most transport industry jobs also provide an important community service. And transport workers are always ready to lend a hand. Like Jetstar cabin services officer Robyn who helped a mother...
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February 12, 2019
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MAKING AERO CARE

BREAKING: The Fair Work Commission has today ruled Aerocare Swissport can no longer block our challenge against its low rates and shocking conditions.  It’s time to fight for a fair Aerocare! More to follow.
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January 15, 2019
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PROFITS MUST NOT GO BEFORE AVIATION SECUIRTY

The TWU has been fighting a decline in standards across the aviation industry. We are fighting so airport workers will not be condemned to parlous working conditions and to ensure the industry remains as safe as possible for workers and commuters. The Vic/Tas Branch stands with the TWU (SA/NT Branch)...
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December 14, 2018
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Gift card email angers Qantas workers

Another pre-Xmas slap in the face for Qantas workers who were asked to work for free and all those still waiting for their promised bogus bonus after a 4-year wage freeze.   The company sent staff a Ho-Ho-Hoax email that said “to celebrate the end of the year and the...
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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 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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