Articles for "Month: April 2019"

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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April 18, 2019
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WORKING CLASS MAN TO WORKERS: STAY SAFE ON THE ROADS THIS EASTER

Australia’s working-class hero, Jimmy Barnes, a little while ago made some time to deliver a heartfelt video message of thanks to TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) members and a plea for all to stay safe on the roads during the Easter period and beyond. To watch the video, visit https://www.facebook.com/TWUVicTas/ Thousands of TWU (Vic/Tas Branch)...
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April 17, 2019
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PENALTY RATE CUT PAIN

Over 500,000 Australians will miss out on $80 million in penalty rates this Easter and Anzac Day period as a consequence of the Federal Coalition’s cuts. According to a Centre for Future Work report released today this figure will rise to $107 million next year once other planned penalty rate cuts are...
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April 16, 2019
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LNP – ROBBING WORKERS TO DELIVER RICH TAX CUTS

Scott Morrison has promised $77 billion of tax cuts to those earning over $180,000 a year. This is the equivalent of 80 million emergency ward admissions, a year’s salary of two million minimum wage workers or one year’s salary for 1 million new nurses. And the LNP will have to...
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April 15, 2019
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VOTE TO CHANGE THE GOVERNMENT – ELECTORAL ROLL CLOSES THIS WEEK

The electoral roll closes 8pm THIS Thursday 18 April. If you are one – or know one – of the 163, 290 Victorian or Tasmanian residents eligible but not enrolled to vote, don’t delay, update your details or enrol today >> https://www.aec.gov.au/enrol/ Scott Morrison’s plans for the future are for low...
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April 12, 2019
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STAND UP – FIGHT BACK

Prime Minister Scott Morrison this week called the Federal Election. Australia goes to the polls on 18 May and we’re more than ready to #ChangeTheGovernment. We have had six long years of this Federal Coalition’s war on workers and it’s beyond time they go. We’ve had enough of enforced casualisation,...
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April 10, 2019
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SAFE AND SECURE SKIES

The Branch continues to plan and act for stronger and more secure jobs in aviation and it was an absolute privilege to be part of the inaugural TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Airports Committee this week. We need Safe and Secure Skies and members must be in no doubt that we have...
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April 5, 2019
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PM DOESN’T GIVE A STUFF ABOUT WORKERS

220 Huggies workers have been given the heartbreaking news that they’ll no longer have a job as the company moves operations offshore. What was Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s response? “People are able to weather the disappointment” Nothing about the plight of the workers or their families. And, if he really...
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April 3, 2019
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CHANGE THE GOVERNMENT

Scott Morrison last night turned his back on the nation’s most vulnerable people. There was little to nothing in the Federal Coalition’s Budget to help working Australians pay the bills – so we must fight to get rid of them. And you can start by joining one of 14 nationwide...
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