Owner Drivers Fight TOLL on wages

June 25, 2017

Owner drivers have challenged Toll after the transport operator unilaterally terminated an agreement with them, reducing their wages by up to $1000 a week. Drivers in Victoria have told the Fair Work Commission a new agreement with a low hourly rate will force them out of business and impoverish their families….

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IMPORTANT MEMBER ALERT: ROADWORK SPEED LIMITS

June 23, 2017

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) strongly encourages all members, especially those operating heavy vehicles, to adhere to reduced speed limits around roadworks – not only for all the obvious safety reasons but to protect their own jobs. Unfortunately, some members have lost employment or been disciplined after being caught speeding by cameras attached to variable…

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TRUCK DRIVERS DEMAND SAFE RATES: BLOCK FREMANTLE ROAD TO HIGHLIGHT CRASH DEATHS

May 17, 2017

Truck drivers and TWU supporters angry at wealthy retailer Aldi over a spike in deaths from truck crashes have blocked a road in South Fremantle. Traffic was halted on Hampton Road as over 150 protesters demanded that Aldi end the financial squeeze on transport companies and truck drivers, which is…

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TRUCK DRIVERS DEMAND SAFE RATES: BLOCK FREMANTLE ROAD TO HIGHLIGHT CRASH DEATHS

May 17, 2017

Truck drivers and TWU supporters angry at wealthy retailer Aldi over a spike in deaths from truck crashes have blocked a road in South Fremantle. Traffic was halted on Hampton Road as over 150 protesters demanded that Aldi end the financial squeeze on transport companies and truck drivers, which is…

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MURRAY GOULBURN CLOSURES – An important update for members.

May 2, 2017

The TWU has positive news for members following extended discussions held with Murray Goulburn since this week’s announcement that the company will close three factories within the next 18 months. Murray Goulburn notified the Australian Securities Exchange on Tuesday that the Rochester and Kiewa factories in northern Victoria will cease all…

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An important message from TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger

April 3, 2017

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) has demanded a full explanation from the Victorian Government after it released plans for a 24/7 ban on trucks using suburban streets in Yarraville and Footscray to begin when the Western Distributor road project opens. The ban could force many thousands of owner-driver members – who can…

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MURRAY GOULBURN CLOSURES – An important update for members.

May 2, 2017

The TWU has positive news for members following extended discussions held with Murray Goulburn since this week’s announcement that the company will close three factories within the next 18 months. Murray Goulburn notified the Australian Securities Exchange on Tuesday that the Rochester and Kiewa factories in northern Victoria will cease all…

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An important message from TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger

April 3, 2017

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) has demanded a full explanation from the Victorian Government after it released plans for a 24/7 ban on trucks using suburban streets in Yarraville and Footscray to begin when the Western Distributor road project opens. The ban could force many thousands of owner-driver members – who can…

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TOLL MEMBERS – TOGETHER WE CAN WIN!

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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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.

Since the funds inception, the Branch has been successfully fighting for employers to agree to pay more into member accounts.

 

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