Thanking a great Union man for a great job – Peter Harvey

March 3, 2017

This week we took the opportunity to present former Ventura delegate Peter Harvey with his 40-year TWU Membership. It is important to recognise the important and vital work done by Peter. He started driving buses at the age of 18 and joined the TWU at 26. Peter has saw his…

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BUS DELEGATES MEET TO DETERMINE INDUSTRY AGREEMENT CLAIM

February 28, 2017

TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) bus delegates met at Branch headquarters last Friday to determine the claim for the 2018 TWU/BAV Victorian Bus Industry Agreement. Delegates from across the industry discussed the claim with TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Senior Bus Organiser Mike McNess and Bus Organisers Bob Lean and Imran Malik. Branch Secretary John…

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BUS DRIVERS LOSE AFTER FWC ABOLISHES DOUBLE TIME

February 27, 2017

Victorian bus drivers stand to lose $108 per 8 hour shift on a Sunday as a result of a Fair Work Australia ruling to abolish double time.

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TWU campaign delivers passenger bus security screens to protect drivers from cowardly assaults

December 18, 2016

Every passenger bus in Victoria will be fitted with perspex security screens and loop barriers to protect drivers from the risk of violent assault following a long and hard-fought TWU campaign. It is expected the full roll-out of new security screens on about 2000 existing buses will cost an estimated…

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TWU Campaign Leads to Review of Owner-Driver Regulations

November 17, 2016

TWU owner-drivers have received some good news with the establishment of a wide-ranging State Government review of laws regulating owner drivers and forestry contractors. The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) has long-campaigned to ensure these members, particularly those in the tip-truck industry, can operate in fairer and safer workplaces. Branch Secretary John Berger…

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Bus Driver Safety Rally Speech – TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY JOHN BERGER

November 15, 2016

  I would like to say good morning to you all, but is it? It is deplorable that 16 physical assaults on Victorian bus drivers by aggressive passengers have already been reported this year …just a deplorable reflection on society. One driver being assaulted is too many, I see many…

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Thanking a great Union man for a great job – Peter Harvey

March 3, 2017

This week we took the opportunity to present former Ventura delegate Peter Harvey with his 40-year TWU Membership. It is important to recognise the important and vital work done by Peter. He started driving buses at the age of 18 and joined the TWU at 26. Peter has saw his…

Read more

BUS DELEGATES MEET TO DETERMINE INDUSTRY AGREEMENT CLAIM

February 28, 2017

TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) bus delegates met at Branch headquarters last Friday to determine the claim for the 2018 TWU/BAV Victorian Bus Industry Agreement. Delegates from across the industry discussed the claim with TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Senior Bus Organiser Mike McNess and Bus Organisers Bob Lean and Imran Malik. Branch Secretary John…

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BUS DRIVERS LOSE AFTER FWC ABOLISHES DOUBLE TIME

February 27, 2017

Victorian bus drivers stand to lose $108 per 8 hour shift on a Sunday as a result of a Fair Work Australia ruling to abolish double time.

Read more

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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