JOIN THE FIGHT FOR BETTER JOBS FOR AIRPORT WORKERS – AVIATION NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION

January 16, 2018
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On November 29th last year airport workers across the country mobilised to fight against attempts to legalise split shifts. SPLIT SHIFTS SPLIT FAMILIES. On February 16th this year the fight will escalate as the federal court hears Aerocare’s application to have split shifts deemed legal under the award. Airport workers...

EVERY LIFE ON OUR ROADS MATTER

January 4, 2018
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  Liberal backbencher Sarah Henderson this week called for a review of international driver’s license rules and said international tourists should have to prove their driving skills before being able to hire a car. The member for Corangamite wrote on her Facebook page: “A crackdown on international drivers is necessary...

TWU CABIN CREW CAMPAIGN UPDATE

December 15, 2017
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Our national cabin crew campaign is hitting new heights this month with the roll-out of the first ever TWU Cabin Crew Industry Survey. To complement this TWU branches in every state and territory are stepping up activity and representation of cabin crew.   This survey is an important culmination of work done to ensure all cabin...

FRANKSTON STATION TERMINUS – THE NARROW VIEW

December 13, 2017
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As many TWU-Bus members would be aware there has been ongoing development of Frankston Station Bus Terminus. However, while nearing completion, a number of concerns have been identified. Bus lanes were too narrow Median strip was too wide Clearer signage for right hand turns (which are a problem in themselves)...

ALPHA FLIGHT SERVICES EBA – UNITY & STRENGTH GETS THE JOB DONE

December 7, 2017
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Our united TWU team at Alpha Flight Services ensure passengers enjoy their in-flight refreshments day in and day out. They have also now done themselves – and their mates – a huge service. Members recently won major conditions in their EBA and have even secured a tailored income protection scheme...

TIPPER INDUSTRY UPDATE : WHEELS IN MOTION

December 6, 2017
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The TWU is currently in high-level discussions with the State Government and other industry stakeholders in regards to replacing the current pay-by-the-load system used on government infrastructure projects for tipper owner drivers with set, minimum rates. These discussions have been taking place since Premier Daniel Andrews announced the pay system...

TIP TOP DRIVERS TRAVEL TO CANBERRA TO DEMAND ACTION ON SAFETY & EXPLOITATION

December 6, 2017
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Exploited owner drivers working for bread manufacturer Tip Top are in Canberra today demanding that the Federal Government reinstate legislation that dealt exploitation and safety risks in transport supply chains. Tip Top, which operates in the Aldi supply chain, has been exposed over forcing drivers to struggle with weekly cuts...

AVIATION INDUSTRY HOLDS NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST POVERTY CONDITIONS

November 29, 2017
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Airport workers across Australia today held protests over attempts to introduce industry-wide split shifts. The move will also have implications for other employee in other employment sectors, like nurses, aged care workers, electricians and shop workers. Protests were held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide airports against the move,...

BIG WIN FOR LINFOX TRUGANINA WORKERS

November 27, 2017
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Following months of tough negotiations and workplace consultations, your TWU national negotiating committee can announce that members working at Linfox Truganina now have a more secure future after several key issues were won by the Linfox National Negotiating team as management conceded at the last EBA meeting last week. This...