MURRAY GOULBURN JOB LOSSES: TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION STATEMENT

October 11, 2017

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) is aware of a Murray Goulburn Co-operative Limited announcement that it intends to terminate up to 60 tanker operator roles. The TWU, which represents a large percentage of Murray Goulburn tanker drivers, is awaiting official confirmation of this decision from the company, including finer details in…

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STARTRACK EBA UPDATE

October 5, 2017

The Startrack National Negotiation Committee has been holding enterprise agreement meetings with company management over the last few months to discuss your Log of Claims with steady progress being made.  The TWU has a large membership base among employees of the national transport and logistics company.   Startrack’s current offer is for a three year agreement containing a 2-per-cent salary increase each year through the life of the agreement and a 1-per-cent per annum…

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ATT : IMPORTANT TRUCKIE’S ATO MEAL ALLOWANCE UPDATE – HELP DETERMINE A FAIR & SAFE RATE

September 29, 2017

As you would be aware, the TWU has been in discussions with the ATO since it issued a determination on July 3 reducing by 43-per-cent the amount a truck driver can claim for travel expenses without substantiation. The 2017/18 tax claim change has the potential of heaping more pressure on drivers…

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STARTRACK EBA UPDATE

October 5, 2017

The Startrack National Negotiation Committee has been holding enterprise agreement meetings with company management over the last few months to discuss your Log of Claims with steady progress being made.  The TWU has a large membership base among employees of the national transport and logistics company.   Startrack’s current offer is for a three year agreement containing a 2-per-cent salary increase each year through the life of the agreement and a 1-per-cent per annum…

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ATT : IMPORTANT TRUCKIE’S ATO MEAL ALLOWANCE UPDATE – HELP DETERMINE A FAIR & SAFE RATE

September 29, 2017

As you would be aware, the TWU has been in discussions with the ATO since it issued a determination on July 3 reducing by 43-per-cent the amount a truck driver can claim for travel expenses without substantiation. The 2017/18 tax claim change has the potential of heaping more pressure on drivers…

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TOLL AGREEMENT SIGNED OFF – CONGRATULATIONS ALL

September 26, 2017

Following months of tough negotiations and agreed workplace consultations, the TWU Toll Negotiating Committee and Toll have reached an agreement endorsed resoundingly by members in yards across Australia. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Assistant Secretary Chris Fennell, who was on the negotiating committee, congratulated members who, through solidarity and unity, maintained pressure…

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STARTRACK EBA UPDATE

October 5, 2017

The Startrack National Negotiation Committee has been holding enterprise agreement meetings with company management over the last few months to discuss your Log of Claims with steady progress being made.  The TWU has a large membership base among employees of the national transport and logistics company.   Startrack’s current offer is for a three year agreement containing a 2-per-cent salary increase each year through the life of the agreement and a 1-per-cent per annum…

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TOLL AGREEMENT SIGNED OFF – CONGRATULATIONS ALL

September 26, 2017

Following months of tough negotiations and agreed workplace consultations, the TWU Toll Negotiating Committee and Toll have reached an agreement endorsed resoundingly by members in yards across Australia. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Assistant Secretary Chris Fennell, who was on the negotiating committee, congratulated members who, through solidarity and unity, maintained pressure…

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TIPPER OWNER DRIVERS UPDATE….HELP PLAN THE FUTURE OF YOUR INDUSTRY

August 30, 2017

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) held a meeting this week with tipper owner driver members to discuss the recent hourly rate announcement by the Victorian State Government – a big win for the TWU that followed a long and sustained campaign. Branch Secretary John Berger told the meeting that replacing the current load…

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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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