Articles for "Month: October 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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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 21, 2019
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BUS STALWART RETIRES

Rolled gold union man Bruce Hill has called time and retired from the workforce. The widely-respected Latrobe Valley Bus Lines (LVBL) driver has been a steadfast TWU member for 43 years after joining the Union on 14 October 1975. Generations of union members have fought hard for the things that...
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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 19, 2019
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DELEGATES – THE TWU’S ENGINE ROOM

TWU Delegates mobilise, represent and defend members and ensure they stay safe and receive the best possible wages and conditions. We congratulate the first group of Branch Delegates to complete specialised training this year. They will ensure no one forgets the TWU is in their yards. Major improvements in the...
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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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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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