Port Price Hike Poses Safety Risk

April 19, 2017

The TWU is warning that a huge increase in port access fees by DP World Australia and Hutchinson will result in higher injury and fatality rates in trucking and the loss of jobs. The Union has called for ship owners to bear the costs, as clients at the top of…

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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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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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April 13, 2017

Negotiations are continuing for EBA 10 with more meetings scheduled for the next two weeks. Your claims are progressing, but we are not landing anytime soon!  

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ALPHA EBA UPDATE – More workers join TWU for a better future

April 11, 2017

Over recent months the TWU has been inundated with membership applications from Alpha workers. Our feedback is that these workers have been impressed with how the EBA is progressing and literally want to get on board and join the united front of those colleagues who stood up and advised Alpha that…

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April 10, 2017

Key penalties, conditions and entitlements of Transdev employees are under attack. Transdev is using a great deal of spin to claim that by introducing more casual and part-time workers, in preference to full-time employees, it will improve labour flexibility! Transdev is also trying to con staff into believing that dispensing with Sunday Shift Workers…

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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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Three decades ago TWU members won the battle to have their own industry occupational superannuation fund with the creation of the Transport Workers (Superannuation) Award 1986 – the first of its kind in Australia.

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