WORKERS NEED A LIVING WAGE TO SURVIVE

June 2, 2018
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Low economic growth + minimal minimum wage growth = little respite for the working poor. That’s the cold facts following yesterday’s Fair Work Commission (FWC) announcement of an increase to the minimum wage of 3.5% or $24.32 per week. TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) Secretary and TWU National Vice-President John Berger said while...

BIG WIN FOR WORKERS – TWU FIGHTS FOR WAGE THEFT LAWS

May 31, 2018
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Wage theft is real, rife across the transport industry and creating a class of working poor. That is why TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) Secretary John Berger put a motion to the 2017 ALP State Conference calling for it to be criminalised – WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. Fast-forward 12 months, Premier Daniel...

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: No worker should suffer occupational violence at work

May 28, 2018
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In the past two years there have been 150 callous and senseless attacks on public transport workers by members of the public. This is one reason why the TWU (VIC/TAS Branch), RTBU Victoria and Ambulance Employees Australia have joined forces in calling for an extension of new Victorian Government mandatory sentencing...

WAGE THEFT & INDUSTRIAL MANSLAUGHTER LAWS PLACED ON TABLE BY PREMIER

May 26, 2018
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The strength of the TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) has been proven once again after the Wage Theft Urgency Resolution put to last year’s 2017 ALP State Conference by TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) Secretary John Berger will become law under a re-elected Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews announced at today’s 2018 ALP State Conference...

BUS DRIVER ASSAULTS MUST STOP: MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCES INTRODUCED

May 23, 2018
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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) demands that assaults which injure bus drivers be categorised as schedule 1 offences requiring offenders serve a jail time is gaining some serious media attention. Check out today’s The Age article John said members are sick and tired of random attacks by aggressive passengers and Union concerns...

COLES & TWU SIGN AGREEMENT TO ENSURE SAFETY & FAIRNESS IN THE COLES SUPPLY CHAIN AND ON-DEMAND ECONOMY

May 23, 2018
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The TWU and supermarket giant Coles have signed two important Statements of Principles that will ensure safe and fair conditions for workers in the Coles supply chain and the on-demand economy. The first Statement, signed at the TWU National Council in Adelaide by Coles Managing Director John Durkan and TWU...

TWU LEADS AIRPORT PROTEST

May 23, 2018
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Airport workers have protested at Adelaide airport, calling on airports, airlines and Governments to address poor working conditions that are forcing staff to sleep at the airports. TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) Secretary and TWU National Vice-President John Berger said protesters were calling for an end to low pay, forced part time...

BRANCH SECRETARY VOTED TWU NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT

May 21, 2018
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Congratulations go to TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) Secretary John Berger who was elected to the prestigous position of TWU National Vice-President at today’s TWU National Conference. John has been fighting to protect and enhance the lives of tranport workers since joining the TWU three decades ago. WA Branch Secretary Tim Dawson...

TWU Helps Protect Airbnb Delivery Workers

May 21, 2018
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A groundbreaking agreement between the TWU and Airbnb will see the home sharing platform actively promote package and food delivery companies that adhere to safe rates of pay and union conditions. In return the TWU will endorse Airbnb for promoting humane labour standards. “Airbnb’s decision to sign this agreement is...