Bus Driver Safety Rally Speech – TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY JOHN BERGER

November 15, 2016
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  I would like to say good morning to you all, but is it? It is deplorable that 16 physical assaults on Victorian bus drivers by aggressive passengers have already been reported this year …just a deplorable reflection on society. One driver being assaulted is too many, I see many...

BUS DRIVER SAFETY PROTEST – STATE PARLIAMENT – Get on Board!

November 15, 2016
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COWARDLY AND UNPROVOKED PHYSICAL ASSAULTS ON BUS DRIVERS MUST STOP A large crowd of angry bus drivers protested their disgust at the escalation of violent attacks inflicted by aggressive passengers and assert their right to a safe workplace at a rally on the steps of the State Parliament of Victoria today. Photos...

TWU addresses vigil for slain bus driver – ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

November 1, 2016
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The TWU have made much progress over many years driving up safety conditions across the bus industry, but while drivers are open to attack there is still work to be done. TWU members are strong and stick together and, as our ongoing campaign for bus driver safety intensifies, we again...

TWU helps create full-time jobs in EA

September 29, 2016
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TWU Members staying strong at Fonterra in Darnum, West Gippsland. A thumbs-up as members approached the final stage of the EBA Milk-carters have voted to accept a new three-year EBA offered by regional milk processing company Fonterra. The key points of the hard-fought for agreement are a two-per-cent or CPI...

Log of Claims for a Porthaul Agreement TWU Fair Work Agreement July 2017

July 12, 2017
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Wages: The drivers accept the offer on wages with the following changes Day Shift rates to increase by $1 per hour for all classifications Meal allowance payable on all shifts in lieu of a wage increase in year 2 of the agreement Wage increase in the third year to be...

STARTRACK DELEGATES CONFERENCE

July 21, 2016
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Photo caption: TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) senior organiser John Parker (front, centre) and senior Startrack delegate Clive Dennis (second from right) with Startrack delegates. The annual Startrack state delegates-management conference was held on Tuesday this week at the company’s Tullamarine headquarters. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) senior organiser John Parker said the one-day...

Unite for a better agreement

July 20, 2016
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The TWU member-led Qantas Ground Services EBA committee has put its log of claims to management. During a meeting with management the EBA representatives strongly pressed why they were the things that mattered to employees and reinforced the uniqueness of the occupation. The demands put forward by the committee included...

Bus delegates at head office

June 23, 2016
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Newly-elected TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger spoke with a large number of bus delegates who attended the Bus Industry update at the Port Melbourne head office on Tuesday 21st June.  

Medicare can only be saved by voting Labor

June 23, 2016
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The voting public has been warned not to fall for Coalition ‘spin’ that they have no plans to sell-off Medicare. Shadow minister for health and Ballarat MP Catherine King said the facts were undeniable. “Medicare should never be privatised and I was shocked when I found out Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull...