Articles for "Month: October 2018"

May 21, 2019
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TWU WARNS OF INDUSTRIAL CHAOS IN FIGHT FOR FAIR & SAFE JOBS

The TWU today announced major plans to take widespread industrial action as 200 enterprise agreements across aviation and road transport industries align next year. The agreements, negotiated over the past five years, cover 38,000 workers directly. What are we demanding? That safety and fairness be placed at the heart of...
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May 17, 2019
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FEDERAL ELECTION 2019 – MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT

The Australian labour movement lost a giant and favourite son with the passing of former Labor Prime Minister and ACTU President Bob Hawke yesterday. Bob will always be a beloved Australian and a hero to working people. He was a wonderful nation-builder and reformer. The architect of Medicare, universal superannuation...
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April 8, 2019
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WATERFRONT WAR ANNIVERSARY – BUT WE’RE STILL PUNCHING

On this day in 1998 Patrick Stevedores, with the support of the Federal Coalition, attempted to sack its unionised workforce and replace it with non-union labour engaged by labour hire companies. After a bitter and prolonged industrial, political and legal dispute that engulfed the nation, the MUA members were reinstated....
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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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September 17, 2019
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CRANBOURNE PROTECTED ACTION TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY CRANBOURNE PROTECTED ACTION TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER On 17 September 2019, the Transport Workers Union (VIC/TAS Branch) issued a Notice of intention to take protected industrial action against Cranbourne Transit Ply Ltd on Monday 23 September 2019. After prolonged attempts to...
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August 27, 2019
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ON-DEMAND WORKERS DEMAND LIVING WAGE

We’re taking on Deliveroo over the wage theft of a Canberra food delivery rider. The rider was being paid just $10 per hour. Ripping workers off is not a business model we can allow in Australia. MORE: https://www.twu.com.au/companies/deliveroo/transport-workers-union-wage-theft-case-against-deliveroo/
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August 26, 2019
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2020 SUPPORT GROWS AS WORKERS DEMAND CHANGE

More and more grassroots members are getting behind the TWU’s 2020 “Same Job, Same Pay” campaign that will see us fight for better, safer transport jobs and regulation of wealthy companies at the top of supply chains.Our Toll BOC Gas Preston members are the latest of over 50 yards and...
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August 23, 2019
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FAREWELL COMRADES

It is always a day of mixed feelings when long-time staunch members retire from the workforce, we are proud to celebrate their contributions to the fight but sorry to see them go. And so it was this week when we said goodbye to two rolled gold members at a special...
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August 21, 2019
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SAME JOB. SAME PAY. SAME FIGHT – AVIATION PROTESTS

Aviation workers and TWU members protested today at Tullamarine Airport to let passengers know that, beneath the shiny facade of the airport, there’s an ugly underside to the industry where workers are struggling to make ends meet.The protest was part of a National Day of Action where aviation workers stood...
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August 20, 2019
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Airports National Day of Action – Tomorrow

At just one company of 324 employees at Sydney Airport, there were 132 injury reports in one year. And that is just the tip of the iceberg – safety is a serious issue in all companies at airports across Australia and aviation jobs are becoming more dangerous with increasing casualisation...
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August 15, 2019
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MORE AIRPORT RIP-OFFS

Sydney Airport slashed jobs by 8% and allowed wage theft of aviation workers while growing revenue to $800m, according to their half year report released today. Next Wednesday, aviation workers will protest at airports across the country to demand better, safer jobs. Talk to your TWU delegate to join the...
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August 12, 2019
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TWU WORKING TO CLOSE THE GAP

A new report has revealed the transport industry rates as one of the lowest in Australia for gender diversity and equality. The TWU is working with female members on identifying and tackling gender issues and discrimination. If you haven’t yet, join your union. Leave a comment or send a private...
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August 11, 2019
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SUBSTANDARD AGREEMENT TERMINATED

Frustrated Swissport/Aerocare won’t pay back wages or put forward an agreement the Fair Work Commission can approve? We hear you. It’s time the company did the right thing by its workers and showed it cares as much about its hard-working staff as profits.
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