TWU LODGES PROTECTED ACTION BALLOT AGAINST TOLL AFTER AGREEMENT TALKS STALL

July 21, 2017
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TOLL MEMBER ALERT: IMPORTANT REPORT BACK MEETINGS WILL BE HELD NEXT WEEK. UPDATES TO FOLLOW.   The Transport Workers’ Union has today lodged a protected action ballot in the Fair Work Commission against Toll after talks stalled on key issues.   The TWU has been consulting with transport workers at...

CEMENTING SAFE RATE PLANS

July 15, 2017
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Some of our Boral owner driver members recently met at TWU HQ to discuss a range of issues. These members work extremely hard on the road, and it is inspiring that they find the time and energy to apply that same work ethic after hours in fighting for better conditions...

TIPPING POINT – BIG TWU SAFE RATES WIN

July 13, 2017
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The State Government has finally commenced developing a Code of Conduct for the tipper industry following years of lobbying by the TWU and rank-and-file members. Industrial Relations Victoria recently contacted all Plant Hire companies and requested they participate in negotiations with the TWU on what the new Code may look...

STARTRACK REPORT BACK

July 12, 2017
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ATT ALL STARTRACK MEMBERS: Negotiations for your EBA have kicked-off. A special video message from your member-led negotiating team at StarTrack can be viewed here.    

BIG TWU WIN: BUS VOICE-OVER TECHNOLOGY

July 7, 2017
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TWU-Bus has spent a number of years, as members would be aware, campaigning for increased driver security. One of the problem areas has been dispute and/ or conflict regarding fare evasion and touching on. TWU-Bus has proposed for some time that the ticketing obligation should be removed from drivers by installing...

QANTAS EMPLOYEES WIN FIGHT OVER PAY DOWNGRADE

June 28, 2017
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Qantas employees have won a battle with the wealthy airline after it began paying them less to work the same job. Staff at Q Catering challenged Qantas in the Fair Work Commission (FWC) after it abolished a higher role classification, paying them hundreds of dollars less each week while they...

Labor will reverse penalty rate cuts

June 28, 2017
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Transport workers across Australia are breathing easier after Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten vowed to reverse recent penalty rates cuts if Labor win the next election. The pledge to restore Sunday penalty rates for retail, hospitality and retail workers affected by a Fair Work Commission ruling – supported by the...

UNION MOVEMENT PROTESTS COALITION’S ANTI-WORKER THUGGERY

June 21, 2017
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TWU members proudly marched with over 20,000 of our union comrades through Melbourne yesterday to protest against the Coalition’s war on workers. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger said the huge attendance reflected growing concerns not only within the union movement, but the entire Australian working classes, regarding the direction...

Penalty Rates – The Cruelest of Cuts for Australian Workers

June 14, 2017
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In less than two weeks, 700,000 working people across Australia are due to have their weekly pay packets slashed by around $70 a week because they have to work on Sundays and on public holidays. It’s a pay cut working people can’t afford and don’t deserve. We fear it will...