January 12, 2017

The many thousands of TWU members who work in or around the Tullamarine Airport and Essendon Fields precincts should be aware of important road closures. Further night closures of the Tullamarine Freeway will take place on Thursday 12 January and Friday 13 January from 7pm to 6.30am. During the extra 23…

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January 2, 2017

The many thousands of TWU members who work in or around the Tullamarine Airport precinct should be aware of important road closures. The Tullamarine Freeway will be fully-closed between the M80 Ring Road and the Calder Freeway from 10pm Thursday 5 January to 10am Sunday 8 January. The 60-hour continuous…

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Unions help alleviate pressure on workers

October 27, 2016

New research has found one-in-four workers in the transport, postal and warehousing sectors are under significant financial stress. If this is you then you may be getting a poor deal and now is the time to become a member of the TWU. If you are a member and under stress created by changing work-related situations…

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TWU helps create full-time jobs in EA

September 29, 2016

TWU Members staying strong at Fonterra in Darnum, West Gippsland. A thumbs-up as members approached the final stage of the EBA Milk-carters have voted to accept a new three-year EBA offered by regional milk processing company Fonterra. The key points of the hard-fought for agreement are a two-per-cent or CPI…

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July 21, 2016

Photo caption: TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) senior organiser John Parker (front, centre) and senior Startrack delegate Clive Dennis (second from right) with Startrack delegates. The annual Startrack state delegates-management conference was held on Tuesday this week at the company’s Tullamarine headquarters. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) senior organiser John Parker said the one-day…

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Mud Carters Unite

July 22, 2014

TWU Mud Carters negotiations update The TWU and the rank and file drivers committee have now held three meetings with the Plant Hires. The aim of these meetings has been to secure an agreement on rates and conditions that will allow owner drivers to a make a decent living. At…

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March 13, 2017

Toll delegates from every State and Territory showed company representatives they are ready for a tough battle at a pre-bargaining meeting held in Sydney last week. The message from your member-led negotiation team: stand strong and be prepared for a big fight – Watch the message now.   The company tried…

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Thousands of Union Members March Through Melbourne: Warn the Turnbull Government that Enough is Enough.

March 9, 2017

What a day! Over 15,000 Union members yesterday marched in solidarity through the streets of Melbourne to tell the Turnbull Government that its war on workers has got to stop. Transport workers were in heavy attendance to show that we will not be silenced or stop fighting. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch)…

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TWU Tipper Members Circle Parliament to Protest Pay-by-the-Load System – Listen to Branch Secretary John Berger stand up for members on 3AW

March 7, 2017

Angry tip truckers drove circles around Victoria’s Parliament House this morning to deliver a blunt message to Spring St: dangerously low industry load-based incentives are compromising safety for all road users. The horn-blaring protest was designed to drive the message home to Spring St politicians that safety-related issues will never be…

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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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