PROTESTS AT MAJOR AIRPORTS AS COURT CASE BEGINS ON SPLIT SHIFTS FOR ALL AVIATION EMPLOYEES

February 16, 2018
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Hundreds of airport employees and TWU members have today protested at all major Australian airports as a Federal Court case opened to have the award re-interpreted and allow every aviation employer to force split shifts and poverty conditions on all aviation staff. TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon and TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH)...

TWU WILL RALLY AGAINST RUTHLESS ALPHA FLIGHT SERVICES JOB CUTS

February 15, 2018
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TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) Secretary John Berger has told distressed members that the union will fight tooth-and-nail for their jobs after Alpha Flight Services told staff this week that it will be ruthlessly sacking hundreds of full-time workers. Non-TWU members were later made aware of the union’s hardline stance – and...

THE WARNING TO EMPLOYERS IS CLEAR – IF YOU COST A WORKER THEIR LIFE, YOU’LL PAY.

February 14, 2018
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Workplace fatalities shatter families. No worker should die on the job. And no one is above the law. Unions have led the campaign for industrial manslaughter and we welcome Tasmanian Labor’s announcement that they will make workplace safety a top priority and legislate for industrial manslaughter in their first year...

WHY SHOULD I CONTINUE TO BE A TWU-BUS MEMBER?

February 14, 2018
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A TWU-BUS member recently wrote to the TWU-BUS section with a query about the benefits of TWU membership. The member received the following reply – written by Senior Bus Organiser Mike McNess – highlighting a few obvious and hidden ways a TWU membership works for members each and every day....

AVIATION NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION – THIS FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY

February 11, 2018
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The fight for better jobs in the aviation industry continues this week as the TWU goes into bat for airport workers on two fronts. We will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with workers on Friday for a National Day of Action to send a message to all aviation companies that split shifts are...

ATTENTION AVIATION MEMBERS: IMPORTANT AEROCARE SURVEY

February 9, 2018
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Aerocare employees along with the TWU are pushing for better wages and conditions.  That’s why we are pursuing cases in the Fair Work Commission to ensure Aerocare drops its agreements and negotiates a better deal with staff. Our analysis shows Aerocare employees are even better off under the award, which gives four-hour...

COALITION FURTHER ABANDONS WORKING AUSTRALIANS

February 9, 2018
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If making ends meet wasn’t tough enough already, new figures show, for many Australians, it’s getting harder by the day. Figures from the Bureau of Statistics show the cost of basic life essentials like fuel and transport are rising at their fastest pace in 3.5 years, and much faster than...

ALDI ATTEMPTS TO GAG TRUCK DRIVERS & SHAMEFUL EUREKA FLAG BAN

February 8, 2018
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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...

BUS INDUSTRY EBA HEATING UP

February 6, 2018
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The 2018 TWU-BUS EBA process will start soon with each operator. Until then the TWU/BAV Industry Agreement talks continue. The TWU is pushing for a minimum of 4% per year wage rise and 1% per year increase to employer superannuation contributions. Remember we are stronger-together and the more members behind...