ATTENTION AEROCARE WORKERS – YOU ARE BEING RIPPED OFF! HELP THE TWU END THESE SHOCKING LOW RATES

March 3, 2018
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Aerocare workers – Do something for your future and fill in this survey today: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CQK9QPW. The information gathered will help support TWU actions against Aerocare’s attempts to introduce split shifts in the aviation industry and other cost-cutting measures that will impact on safety and well-being of staff and passengers. The...

TRUCK DRIVERS HOLD NATIONWIDE PROTESTS AGAINST ALDI OVER SAFETY & FREE SPEECH CONCERNS

February 28, 2018
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ALDI’s low cost contracts are so low they are putting a financial squeeze on transport operators, forcing them to cut corners on safety. ALDI must stop the race to the bottom to save lives on our roads. Truck drivers and their supporters angry at Aldi’s refusal to address safety concerns have protested...

ON-DEMAND ECONOMY: IT NEEDS TO CHANGE

February 27, 2018
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When did we decide that some working people should have no rights? No minimum wage, no annual leave and no sick leave? We fought for these rights for all working people and gig economy jobs should be no different. Safety is also a massive issue for food delivery riders. Food...

TWU WARNS ON FLIGHT SAFETY IF SPLIT SHIFT CASE SUCCEEDS

February 25, 2018
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The TWU is warning that safety in aviation will be put at risk if a Federal Court case results in airport employees forced to work split shifts. The warning comes as the Federal Court gave the go-ahead for a case to proceed brought by aviation ground handling company Aerocare, the...

TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) MEMBER DINNERS 2018

February 23, 2018
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Dear Members, One of the real pleasures for TWU officials is attending the Branch regional member dinners held across Victoria and Tasmania. Last night we held the first dinner for 2018 in beautiful Rochester, it was a great night thanks to the great people sitting around the table. These dinners...

DEMANDING RIGHTS FOR ON-DEMAND WORKERS

February 23, 2018
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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...

TWU-BUS EBA 2018 & PROTECTED ACTION APPLICATION SUCCESSFUL

February 19, 2018
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TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) Secretary John Berger has been meeting up with members as we get closer to kicking-off the 2018 TWU-BUS EBA discussions with each operator. John and TWU-BUS officials have recently held a few BBQ’s for members, including Transdev Doncaster, Dysons Bundoora, Ventura Dandenong and CDC Geelong. We have...

TIPPER INDUSTRY UPDATE: WHEELS IN MOTION

February 19, 2018
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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...