Jetstar – Last chance to vote YES!

April 13, 2016
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Jetstar members are reminded to get their Protected Action Ballot vote in by 19 April. A YES vote to all questions on the ballot will send a strong message to Jetstar that we are united in our demands for a fair Agreement. Jetstar management have blocked TWU efforts to secure...

Heavy vehicle health check

April 4, 2016
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  The National Heavy Vehicle Register (NHVR) have announced that consultation is currently underway to assess the health of Australia’s 520,000-strong heavy vehicle fleet. NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said inspections will be randomly conducted by authorised officers later this year at roadside check points and in depots throughout Australia. Each...

EBA raises the bar

April 4, 2016
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All smiles: (L to R)  TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Organiser MemSuleyman, delegates Mario Schembri, Bill Dalton and James Bolton and TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Organiser Wayne Commerford Laverton North-based Scott’s Tankers members are feeling 12-per-cent better after reaching an in-principle wage deal with the company. The EBA was inked following a hard-fought and intensive negotiation involving a strong and committed consultative committee of delegates...

LINFOX FUEL BACKPAY VICTORY

March 23, 2016
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  Linfox fuel tank drivers in Victoria have won a $76,000 backpay claim after being paid incorrect grading. The claim was first raised by the TWU last year. Following various meetings, correspondence, commission hearings and a show of solidarity by members in a stop work meeting, Linfox finally paid out the...

QUBE EA UPDATE

April 21, 2015
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Attention QUBE workers Last Friday the union lodged your workplace agreement with the Fair Work Commission for approval. The Fair Work Commission will now decide if the workplace agreement is approved (every agreement is certified by the Fair Work Commission). The union has supported the approval of the document but...

Drivers tell Coles “Not Good Enough!”

July 28, 2014
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Our Coles Online member-led negotiating team has met with management again. They told management that Coles’ rejection of our status, rights and conditions as drivers is not good enough. With drivers’ support from across the country, our team said that we will continue to fight for Coles Online work to...

Mud Carters Unite

July 22, 2014
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TWU Mud Carters negotiations update The TWU and the rank and file drivers committee have now held three meetings with the Plant Hires. The aim of these meetings has been to secure an agreement on rates and conditions that will allow owner drivers to a make a decent living. At...

Tippers Draft Heads Of Agreement

June 24, 2014
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Your union, the TWU, has kicked off negotiations with Plant Hire Operators to lock in a commitment to fair rates and conditions across the industry. A draft Heads of Agreement, that outlines fair rates and conditions, forms the basis of these negotiations and is available for you to view as...

Fighting for good jobs

September 22, 2013
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Our fight for a fair agreement at Linfox is underway. Our member-led negotiation team has just finished their first face-to-face meeting with management. We took to Linfox a plan for our company and our industry. This plan is the result of member messages from yard meetings and surveys across the...