TWU DEMANDS ACTION AS FIGURES REVEAL 40-PER-CENT OF WORKPLACE DEATHS IN 2017 HAVE BEEN TRANSPORT WORKERS

April 28, 2017

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for urgent action to address the alarming increase in deaths among transport workers, which have by far the highest workplace deaths of any industry. Figures from Safe Work Australia show a spike in deaths among transport workers. This year almost 40% of all workplace…

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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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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…

Read more

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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TWU Tipper Members Circle Parliament to Protest Pay-by-the-Load System – Listen to Branch Secretary John Berger stand up for members on 3AW

March 7, 2017

Angry tip truckers drove circles around Victoria’s Parliament House this morning to deliver a blunt message to Spring St: dangerously low industry load-based incentives are compromising safety for all road users. The horn-blaring protest was designed to drive the message home to Spring St politicians that safety-related issues will never be…

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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…

Read more

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…

Read more

TWU Tipper Members Circle Parliament to Protest Pay-by-the-Load System – Listen to Branch Secretary John Berger stand up for members on 3AW

March 7, 2017

Angry tip truckers drove circles around Victoria’s Parliament House this morning to deliver a blunt message to Spring St: dangerously low industry load-based incentives are compromising safety for all road users. The horn-blaring protest was designed to drive the message home to Spring St politicians that safety-related issues will never be…

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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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