MEDIA EXPOSE OF THE SORRY STATE OF THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY – ON THE ROAD TO THE NEXT TRUCKING TRAGEDY

September 12, 2017
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Minister for Employment Michaelia Cash must respond to media reports concerning the crisis in the trucking industry and be brought to task over the role they have played in making our roads more dangerous for everyday Australians. The explosive revelations in today’s media –  such as testimony...

NEW BICYCLE COURIER AGREEMENT MUST DELIVEROO FOR PEDDLERS

September 8, 2017
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The TWU is concerned about reports in Fairfax Media that Coles has teamed up with the bicycle-based service Deliveroo to offer 30-minute home deliveries on groceries. Deliveroo, which mostly delivers food from restaurants, has been offering “food packs” such as a selection of barbecue items or entertainment snacks for delivery to customers in Melbourne’s inner-east...

JETSTAR CABIN CREW EBA UPDATE: MORE REASONS TO VOTE NO

September 6, 2017
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Another day, another reason for Jetstar cabin crew to vote NO to the rushed, substandard deal made behind closed doors between the FAAA and Jetstar management. This time we have major concerns about a bungled voting process shrouded in secrecy – never a good thing for workers. Elections Australia has...

STOP CEVA’S CASH GRAB

September 4, 2017
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CEVA, the logistics and chain management multinational that posted $6.6 billion in revenue for 2016, is crying poor at the bargaining table and attempting to short-change hardworking TWU members. In fact, its substandard offer to workers is nothing but a blatant cash grab. CEVA have even told TWU bargaining representatives...

DODGY, BELOW AWARD AEROCARE AGREEMENT REJECTED BY FAIR WORK COMMISSION

August 31, 2017
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  The TWU has called on the Federal Government to hold the aviation industry to account over low paid, part-time work, after the Fair Work Commission threw out an enterprise agreement by Aerocare, the company at the centre of a scandal over staff forced to sleep at airports. TWU (VIC/TAS...

TIPPER OWNER DRIVERS UPDATE….HELP PLAN THE FUTURE OF YOUR INDUSTRY

August 30, 2017
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The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) held a meeting this week with tipper owner driver members to discuss the recent hourly rate announcement by the Victorian State Government – a big win for the TWU that followed a long and sustained campaign. Branch Secretary John Berger told the meeting that replacing the current load...

Abbott’s Boozing No Sobering Issue for Coalition

August 28, 2017
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If this was a Union member the bosses would be calling for their sacking. Why should Abbott – who admitted that the impact of his drunken behavior was “rather greater than it should have been” – keep his job? Why hasn’t the current PM moved on this issue beyond rebuking...

ATT: JETSTAR CABIN CREW MEMBERS – IT’S TIME TO VOTE NO.

August 19, 2017
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Read the JETSTAR CABIN CREW 18 August 2017 member newsletter for a full EBA briefing Jetstar cabin crews deserve more than a rushed, substandard deal made behind closed doors between the FAAA and Jetstar management. The TWU has been working towards a fair and equitable deal for its Jetstar flight attendant...

VIRGIN’S EBA OFFER FALLS WELL SHORT OF WHAT WORKERS WANT

August 18, 2017
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Your TWU negotiating team met with Virgin management in Melbourne on Tuesday 15 August and Virgin tabled an initial EBA offer that falls well short of what Virgin workers want. Your TWU team has rejected the items that would leave you worse off and told management Virgin ground crew will not settle for a substandard EBA and attacks on take-home...