DEMANDING RIGHTS FOR ON-DEMAND WORKERS

February 23, 2018

We already know the on-demand economy is ripping off workers, now a new report finds this trend towards non-standard or precarious work is the biggest threat to quality transport jobs. Take a stand for your job and all future transport workers and join the TWU’s campaign for rights for on-demand…

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TIPPER INDUSTRY UPDATE: WHEELS IN MOTION

February 19, 2018

The TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) happily reports that major progress has been made towards the introduction of safe rates in the tip-truck industry after the Transport Industry Council, of which the TWU is a member, last week endorsed a minimum rate for tip-truck Owner Drivers. These rates have now been sent…

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TASSIE STALWART PARKS THE RIG

February 10, 2018

 Honorary Member Kenneth Rice retired from the workforce recently and wrote the following kind words in to the VIC/TAS Branch – “I wish to thank the TWU for your support throughout my 43 years as a member. I very much appreciate your backing and representation throughout my working life. The TWU…

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DEMANDING RIGHTS FOR ON-DEMAND WORKERS

February 23, 2018

We already know the on-demand economy is ripping off workers, now a new report finds this trend towards non-standard or precarious work is the biggest threat to quality transport jobs. Take a stand for your job and all future transport workers and join the TWU’s campaign for rights for on-demand…

Read more

TIPPER INDUSTRY UPDATE: WHEELS IN MOTION

February 19, 2018

The TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) happily reports that major progress has been made towards the introduction of safe rates in the tip-truck industry after the Transport Industry Council, of which the TWU is a member, last week endorsed a minimum rate for tip-truck Owner Drivers. These rates have now been sent…

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ALDI ATTEMPTS TO GAG TRUCK DRIVERS & SHAMEFUL EUREKA FLAG BAN

February 8, 2018

It was a poor week for free speech in Australia. Firstly, supermarket giant ALDI was back in the Federal Court attempting to silence truck drivers and stop them from protesting and speaking out about safety in the wealthy retailer’s supply chain. Secondly, the Turnbull Government’s building industry watchdog – the Australian…

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TIPPER INDUSTRY UPDATE: WHEELS IN MOTION

February 19, 2018

The TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) happily reports that major progress has been made towards the introduction of safe rates in the tip-truck industry after the Transport Industry Council, of which the TWU is a member, last week endorsed a minimum rate for tip-truck Owner Drivers. These rates have now been sent…

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Truck drivers still aren’t paid for all the work they do, leading to fatigue: Independent Industry Expert

January 30, 2018

More than a year after the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) was abolished, truck drivers are still likely to be working hours they are not paid for. Surveys show this lack of pay and regulation leads to dangerous fatigue. Truck drivers are often paid based on productivity. Five large surveys of Australian long distance truck drivers all show…

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UNITED WE STAND – AND WIN

January 11, 2018

Twenty years ago this week a group of staunch TWU members accepted a package from Mayne Nickless after six weeks on the picket line.  Mayne’s does not exist anymore but the TWU is still here to represent and protect its members. Read the story below of this seminal victory –…

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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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