FAIR WORK COMMISSION SLAMS QANTAS OVER ‘LUDICROUS’ RIP OFF OF WORKERS WHO AID ELDERLY & DISABLED

October 18, 2017
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The Fair Work Commission has slammed as “ludicrous” the defence by Qantas of paying less money to employees who help transfer elderly and disabled passengers around airports. The Commission backed the employees’ claims for higher pay, adding that Qantas’s arguments were “very weak and unpersuasive”. The TWU and Qantas Ground...

TWU PROTESTS ALDI’S CUT-RATE CONTRACTS PUTTING MOTORISTS AT RISK

October 13, 2017
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Watch the video of TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) SECRETARY JOHN BERGER address the rally over Aldi’s outrageous treatment of workers. Global supermarket giant Aldi is successful because it undercuts the competition. But the cheap groceries would not be possible without Aldi’s low-cost wages. It is the hidden shame of the supermarket...

STARTRACK EBA UPDATE

October 5, 2017
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The Startrack National Negotiation Committee has been holding enterprise agreement meetings with company management over the last few months to discuss your Log of Claims with steady progress being made.  The TWU has a large membership base among employees of the national transport and logistics company.   Startrack’s current offer is for a three year agreement containing a 2-per-cent salary increase each year through the life of the agreement and a 1-per-cent per annum...

ATT : IMPORTANT TRUCKIE’S ATO MEAL ALLOWANCE UPDATE – HELP DETERMINE A FAIR & SAFE RATE

September 29, 2017
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As you would be aware, the TWU has been in discussions with the ATO since it issued a determination on July 3 reducing by 43-per-cent the amount a truck driver can claim for travel expenses without substantiation. The 2017/18 tax claim change has the potential of heaping more pressure on drivers...

TOLL AGREEMENT SIGNED OFF – CONGRATULATIONS ALL

September 26, 2017
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Following months of tough negotiations and agreed workplace consultations, the TWU Toll Negotiating Committee and Toll have reached an agreement endorsed resoundingly by members in yards across Australia. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Assistant Secretary Chris Fennell, who was on the negotiating committee, congratulated members who, through solidarity and unity, maintained pressure...

TWU TAKES FAIR WORK ACTION TO IMPROVE AEROCARE RATES & CONDITIONS

September 24, 2017
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The Transport Workers’ Union has taken action to lift Aerocare employees off low wages and poor conditions that force them to sleep at airports and in their cars between illegal split shifts. The union has today applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate the current Aerocare enterprise agreement, which...

UNACCEPTABLE: Transdev buses pulled off the road after failing safety blitz

September 20, 2017
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Many of Transdev’s buses have been deemed unroadworthy, according to The Age. Transdev are having up to 100 buses taken off the road as a result of a recent VicRoads audit. Victoria’s transport safety watchdog, Transport Safety Victoria (TSV), said it was the highest number of defective buses it had...

AVIATION WORKERS PROTEST WEALTHY AIRLINES BENEFITING FROM EXPLOITATION OF WORKERS

September 18, 2017
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Watch TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) SECRETARY JOHN BERGER STICK UP FOR AVIATION WORKERS ON CHANNEL NINE, CHANNEL TEN AND CHANNEL SEVEN. Aviation workers and TWU members have protested around the country today over low wages and appalling conditions which are risking safety and security. Melbourne workers held an action at Tullamarine’s...

NEW TWU-COMMISSIONED REPORT SHOWS $100 BILLION LOSS TO RETIREMENT SAVINGS OVER SLASHED WAGES

September 17, 2017
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Aviation workers are holding protests at airports around the country today over low wages and appalling conditions which are risking safety and security. The protests come as the Australia Institute Centre for Future Work report, The Consequences of Wage Suppression for Australia’s Superannuation System, commissioned by the Transport Workers’ Union...