TWU WARNS OF INDUSTRIAL CHAOS IN FIGHT FOR FAIR & SAFE JOBS

May 21, 2019

The TWU today announced major plans to take widespread industrial action as 200 enterprise agreements across aviation and road transport industries align next year. The agreements, negotiated over the past five years, cover 38,000 workers directly. What are we demanding? That safety and fairness be placed at the heart of…

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FEDERAL ELECTION 2019 – MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT

May 17, 2019

The Australian labour movement lost a giant and favourite son with the passing of former Labor Prime Minister and ACTU President Bob Hawke yesterday. Bob will always be a beloved Australian and a hero to working people. He was a wonderful nation-builder and reformer. The architect of Medicare, universal superannuation…

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WATERFRONT WAR ANNIVERSARY – BUT WE’RE STILL PUNCHING

April 8, 2019

On this day in 1998 Patrick Stevedores, with the support of the Federal Coalition, attempted to sack its unionised workforce and replace it with non-union labour engaged by labour hire companies. After a bitter and prolonged industrial, political and legal dispute that engulfed the nation, the MUA members were reinstated….

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COURT REJECTS AEROCARE SPLIT SHIFT APPLICATION

January 25, 2019

Airport workers and TWU members secured a major win recently after Aerocare’s application to keep thousands of baggage handlers, cleaners and ticketing staff on low-paid, gruelling split shift work schedules was thrown out of court. The Federal Court found on 25 January that the scandal-ridden aviation services company cannot force workers…

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ScoMo Super NoShow

January 24, 2019

Scott Morrison was the “last holdout” against calling a royal commission into the big banks, according to The New Daily – https://bit.ly/2RKyYAw. According to the report, Liberals have warned Mr Morrison’s deep opposition to the royal commission is a ticking time bomb for him. Government insiders have reportedly said the now…

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TWU REJECTS PUSH TO REMOVE SUPER FROM WORKERS

January 10, 2019

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) stands with the ACTU in rejecting a Productivity Commission proposal that superannuation be removed from the industrial relations system. Acting Branch Secretary Chris Fennell said the TWU has a long and proud history of ensuring members receive above average superannuation payments and fighting against rogue employers…

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WHERE’S THE SAFE RATES, MORRISON?

May 15, 2019

Three years ago the Federal Coalition axed the road safety watchdog.They promised a new system but truck drivers and road users are still waiting for the Government to act.The watchdog had the power to set pay and conditions for road transport drivers, hold major companies to account for low cost…

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BIG TWU WIN FOR OWNER DRIVERS & GIG WORKERS

May 1, 2019

The TWU welcomes proposed legislative changes that will make Victorian roads safer by ensuing thousands of owner drivers, forestry contractors and on-demand workers are paid a living wage. The Bill, introduced yesterday by Victorian Industrial Relations Minister Tim Pallas, will ensure these workers will no longer be vulnerable to exploitation…

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SAFE RATES CONVOY – SAFER ROADS SAVES LIVES

March 31, 2019

Road transport workers and their supporters were loud and proud in Melbourne this morning as they formed a convoy for better pay, 30-day payment terms, training for new drivers and safer roads. TWU convoys were also held in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane. Branch Secretary John Berger told media that…

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TWU WARNS OF INDUSTRIAL CHAOS IN FIGHT FOR FAIR & SAFE JOBS

May 21, 2019

The TWU today announced major plans to take widespread industrial action as 200 enterprise agreements across aviation and road transport industries align next year. The agreements, negotiated over the past five years, cover 38,000 workers directly. What are we demanding? That safety and fairness be placed at the heart of…

Read more

FEDERAL ELECTION 2019 – MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT

May 17, 2019

The Australian labour movement lost a giant and favourite son with the passing of former Labor Prime Minister and ACTU President Bob Hawke yesterday. Bob will always be a beloved Australian and a hero to working people. He was a wonderful nation-builder and reformer. The architect of Medicare, universal superannuation…

Read more

WATERFRONT WAR ANNIVERSARY – BUT WE’RE STILL PUNCHING

April 8, 2019

On this day in 1998 Patrick Stevedores, with the support of the Federal Coalition, attempted to sack its unionised workforce and replace it with non-union labour engaged by labour hire companies. After a bitter and prolonged industrial, political and legal dispute that engulfed the nation, the MUA members were reinstated….

Read more

COURT REJECTS AEROCARE SPLIT SHIFT APPLICATION

January 25, 2019

Airport workers and TWU members secured a major win recently after Aerocare’s application to keep thousands of baggage handlers, cleaners and ticketing staff on low-paid, gruelling split shift work schedules was thrown out of court. The Federal Court found on 25 January that the scandal-ridden aviation services company cannot force workers…

Read more

ScoMo Super NoShow

January 24, 2019

Scott Morrison was the “last holdout” against calling a royal commission into the big banks, according to The New Daily – https://bit.ly/2RKyYAw. According to the report, Liberals have warned Mr Morrison’s deep opposition to the royal commission is a ticking time bomb for him. Government insiders have reportedly said the now…

Read more

TWU REJECTS PUSH TO REMOVE SUPER FROM WORKERS

January 10, 2019

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) stands with the ACTU in rejecting a Productivity Commission proposal that superannuation be removed from the industrial relations system. Acting Branch Secretary Chris Fennell said the TWU has a long and proud history of ensuring members receive above average superannuation payments and fighting against rogue employers…

Read more

WHERE’S THE SAFE RATES, MORRISON?

May 15, 2019

Three years ago the Federal Coalition axed the road safety watchdog.They promised a new system but truck drivers and road users are still waiting for the Government to act.The watchdog had the power to set pay and conditions for road transport drivers, hold major companies to account for low cost…

Read more

BIG TWU WIN FOR OWNER DRIVERS & GIG WORKERS

May 1, 2019

The TWU welcomes proposed legislative changes that will make Victorian roads safer by ensuing thousands of owner drivers, forestry contractors and on-demand workers are paid a living wage. The Bill, introduced yesterday by Victorian Industrial Relations Minister Tim Pallas, will ensure these workers will no longer be vulnerable to exploitation…

Read more

SAFE RATES CONVOY – SAFER ROADS SAVES LIVES

March 31, 2019

Road transport workers and their supporters were loud and proud in Melbourne this morning as they formed a convoy for better pay, 30-day payment terms, training for new drivers and safer roads. TWU convoys were also held in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane. Branch Secretary John Berger told media that…

Read more

TWU WARNS OF INDUSTRIAL CHAOS IN FIGHT FOR FAIR & SAFE JOBS

May 21, 2019

The TWU today announced major plans to take widespread industrial action as 200 enterprise agreements across aviation and road transport industries align next year. The agreements, negotiated over the past five years, cover 38,000 workers directly. What are we demanding? That safety and fairness be placed at the heart of…

Read more

FEDERAL ELECTION 2019 – MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT

May 17, 2019

The Australian labour movement lost a giant and favourite son with the passing of former Labor Prime Minister and ACTU President Bob Hawke yesterday. Bob will always be a beloved Australian and a hero to working people. He was a wonderful nation-builder and reformer. The architect of Medicare, universal superannuation…

Read more

WATERFRONT WAR ANNIVERSARY – BUT WE’RE STILL PUNCHING

April 8, 2019

On this day in 1998 Patrick Stevedores, with the support of the Federal Coalition, attempted to sack its unionised workforce and replace it with non-union labour engaged by labour hire companies. After a bitter and prolonged industrial, political and legal dispute that engulfed the nation, the MUA members were reinstated….

Read more

COURT REJECTS AEROCARE SPLIT SHIFT APPLICATION

January 25, 2019

Airport workers and TWU members secured a major win recently after Aerocare’s application to keep thousands of baggage handlers, cleaners and ticketing staff on low-paid, gruelling split shift work schedules was thrown out of court. The Federal Court found on 25 January that the scandal-ridden aviation services company cannot force workers…

Read more

ScoMo Super NoShow

January 24, 2019

Scott Morrison was the “last holdout” against calling a royal commission into the big banks, according to The New Daily – https://bit.ly/2RKyYAw. According to the report, Liberals have warned Mr Morrison’s deep opposition to the royal commission is a ticking time bomb for him. Government insiders have reportedly said the now…

Read more

TWU REJECTS PUSH TO REMOVE SUPER FROM WORKERS

January 10, 2019

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) stands with the ACTU in rejecting a Productivity Commission proposal that superannuation be removed from the industrial relations system. Acting Branch Secretary Chris Fennell said the TWU has a long and proud history of ensuring members receive above average superannuation payments and fighting against rogue employers…

Read more

WHERE’S THE SAFE RATES, MORRISON?

May 15, 2019

Three years ago the Federal Coalition axed the road safety watchdog.They promised a new system but truck drivers and road users are still waiting for the Government to act.The watchdog had the power to set pay and conditions for road transport drivers, hold major companies to account for low cost…

Read more

BIG TWU WIN FOR OWNER DRIVERS & GIG WORKERS

May 1, 2019

The TWU welcomes proposed legislative changes that will make Victorian roads safer by ensuing thousands of owner drivers, forestry contractors and on-demand workers are paid a living wage. The Bill, introduced yesterday by Victorian Industrial Relations Minister Tim Pallas, will ensure these workers will no longer be vulnerable to exploitation…

Read more

SAFE RATES CONVOY – SAFER ROADS SAVES LIVES

March 31, 2019

Road transport workers and their supporters were loud and proud in Melbourne this morning as they formed a convoy for better pay, 30-day payment terms, training for new drivers and safer roads. TWU convoys were also held in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane. Branch Secretary John Berger told media that…

Read more

A message from TWU (Vic/Tas Branch)

Branch 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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