GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ON AIRPORT SECURITY IS PIECEMEAL

October 22, 2017

New measures for ground-handling staff at airports will not go far enough in strengthening security, says the Transport Workers’ Union. The announcement by the Federal Government today fails to address high turnover rates and deliberate understaffing which are creating daily breaches at airports, the union added. “Extra checks on staff…

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FAIR WORK COMMISSION SLAMS QANTAS OVER ‘LUDICROUS’ RIP OFF OF WORKERS WHO AID ELDERLY & DISABLED

October 18, 2017

The Fair Work Commission has slammed as “ludicrous” the defence by Qantas of paying less money to employees who help transfer elderly and disabled passengers around airports. The Commission backed the employees’ claims for higher pay, adding that Qantas’s arguments were “very weak and unpersuasive”. The TWU and Qantas Ground…

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TWU TAKES FAIR WORK ACTION TO IMPROVE AEROCARE RATES & CONDITIONS

September 24, 2017

The Transport Workers’ Union has taken action to lift Aerocare employees off low wages and poor conditions that force them to sleep at airports and in their cars between illegal split shifts. The union has today applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate the current Aerocare enterprise agreement, which…

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GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ON AIRPORT SECURITY IS PIECEMEAL

October 22, 2017

New measures for ground-handling staff at airports will not go far enough in strengthening security, says the Transport Workers’ Union. The announcement by the Federal Government today fails to address high turnover rates and deliberate understaffing which are creating daily breaches at airports, the union added. “Extra checks on staff…

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FAIR WORK COMMISSION SLAMS QANTAS OVER ‘LUDICROUS’ RIP OFF OF WORKERS WHO AID ELDERLY & DISABLED

October 18, 2017

The Fair Work Commission has slammed as “ludicrous” the defence by Qantas of paying less money to employees who help transfer elderly and disabled passengers around airports. The Commission backed the employees’ claims for higher pay, adding that Qantas’s arguments were “very weak and unpersuasive”. The TWU and Qantas Ground…

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TWU TAKES FAIR WORK ACTION TO IMPROVE AEROCARE RATES & CONDITIONS

September 24, 2017

The Transport Workers’ Union has taken action to lift Aerocare employees off low wages and poor conditions that force them to sleep at airports and in their cars between illegal split shifts. The union has today applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate the current Aerocare enterprise agreement, which…

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92.4% – JETSTAR CABIN CREW UNANIMOUSLY REJECT AGREEMENT

September 16, 2017

Jetstar has informed staff that an overwhelming 92.4% of employees have unanimously REJECTED its Jetstar Cabin Crew Agreement. Congratulations to TWU Jetstar members who have sent such a clear and unambiguous message to management. The current Jetstar cabin crew agreement process has been problematic and TWU members obviously were not happy…

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JETSTAR CABIN CREW EBA UPDATE: MORE REASONS TO VOTE NO

September 6, 2017

Another day, another reason for Jetstar cabin crew to vote NO to the rushed, substandard deal made behind closed doors between the FAAA and Jetstar management. This time we have major concerns about a bungled voting process shrouded in secrecy – never a good thing for workers. Elections Australia has…

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DODGY, BELOW AWARD AEROCARE AGREEMENT REJECTED BY FAIR WORK COMMISSION

August 31, 2017

  The TWU has called on the Federal Government to hold the aviation industry to account over low paid, part-time work, after the Fair Work Commission threw out an enterprise agreement by Aerocare, the company at the centre of a scandal over staff forced to sleep at airports. TWU (VIC/TAS…

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A message from TWU (Vic/Tas Branch)

State Secretary John Berger

There is no part of our economy which is essentially more important, not only intrinsically, but in terms of the efficient functioning of the rest of the economy, than the transport sector.
From the roads, ports, warehouses and skies, and to our cities and towns, the transport and freight industry contributes significantly to the livelihood of both everyday Australians and our national prosperity. As a Union, we take our responsibilities very seriously in protecting the wages and conditions of members who work in this most diverse and vibrant industry.
We are also always striving to improve the way we represent our members and have organisers, delegates and OH&S representatives constantly working to improve membership density and safety.

In Solidarity,
John Berger
(Branch Secretary)

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