TWU TO OPPOSE TOLL MOVE AT FAIR WORK AFTER THOUSANDS OF WORKERS CHALLENGE CUTS

July 27, 2017
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The Transport Workers’ Union will oppose a move by Toll in the Fair Work Commission over work stoppages after thousands of workers challenged management on cuts to their working hours and conditions. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger said that workers had been holding meetings across the country today to...

TOLL MEMBER ALERT: MEMBERS VOTING FOR PROTECTED ACTION

July 27, 2017
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The TWU has been holding important report back meetings in various Toll sites across Australia this week. Last week, the union lodged a protected action ballot in the Fair Work Commission against Toll after EBA talks stalled on key issues. We can report that Toll members are voting unanimously for Protected...

TWU JETSTAR CABIN CREW EBA UPDATE

July 27, 2017
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  JETSTAR SERVICES MEMO 26 July 2017 THIS IS A DITCHING – FOLLOW THE TWU’s INSTRUCTIONS As promised an update at the completion of this week’s meeting.  Jetstar have denied our claims, and changed clauses in the agreement without the TWU negotiating team agreeing. These clauses CHANGE the intent and...

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.    

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...