TWU Fighting for AEROCARE Members

March 3, 2017
Across the aviation industry, Transport Workers’ Union members are fighting to ensure a real future with decent, secure jobs for aviation workers, our families, and our communities. Aerocare wages are among the LOWEST IN THE INDUSTRY. That’s why TWU members are fighting for better standards and conditions for Aerocare workers...


February 27, 2017
Nearly one million Australian workers will receive a huge pay cut from 1 July this year following a Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision to radically cut Sunday and public holiday pay. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) State Secretary John Berger said the ruling would leave thousands of members – who sacrifice weekends and time...

Att AEROCARE WORKERS: how can we help make your working life better?

February 21, 2017
The Aerocare Agreement is now due for renegotiation.  This is your chance to improve conditions in your workplace.  The TWU is the Union for all airport workers and will be negotiating with Aerocare for better pay and conditions. To help us make your working life better, please fill out this...

Fatigue Tests Will Stop Rogue Employers

February 12, 2017
Technology may soon become a back-door measure to stop dodgy employers from cutting corners and forcing truck drivers to work dangerously-long hours while fatigued. Melbourne sleep researchers are developing a roadside test for fatigue that police could use along with the alcohol breath-test and the saliva swab for drugs. Victoria Police and the Transport...

We Must Get Up To Speed On Road Safety – Deputy Opposition Leader

February 10, 2017
It’s a mistake to allow politics to compromise road safety, particularly when our road toll is rising after years of decline, writes Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Tourism and Cities Anthony Albanese. Trucks account for only 2 percent of registered vehicles in Australia, yet they are involved in 16 percent...

2017 TWU Safety Summit – a message by Branch Secretary John Berger

February 9, 2017
The TWU places such high priority on workplace safety because, in the transportation sector more than any other across the Australian community, it means the difference between life and death. Tragically, Safe Work Australia statistics for 2016 show, out of a total of 176 work-related deaths Australia-wide last year, 63...

TWU Owner Driver Review Submission

February 8, 2017
The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) has called for greater rights and protections for owner drivers and supply chain accountability in its submission to a wide-ranging State Government review of laws regulating owner drivers and forestry contractors. The submission to the Review of the Owner Driver and Forestry Contractors Act 2005 and Owner...

Those at top of chain-of-responsibility should be held accountable for truck road deaths: new research. 

February 2, 2017
A truck cabin is among the deadliest workplaces in Australia, new research shows. The Macquarie University study, which surveyed 559 truck drivers, found a high proportion are forced to work long and dangerous hours carrying unsafe loads to avoid losing their jobs. The report, to be released today at a TWU road safety summit,...

Unions urge trains and trams to be returned to public hands

February 2, 2017
The TWU has joined an RTBU-led campaign to put trams and trains back in the Victorian public’s hands and stop billions of dollars of revenue going to foreign companies.   The issue has united the broader labour movement who were out in force at the public campaign launch at Trades...