AVIATION NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION – THIS FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY

February 11, 2018
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The fight for better jobs in the aviation industry continues this week as the TWU goes into bat for airport workers on two fronts. We will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with workers on Friday for a National Day of Action to send a message to all aviation companies that split shifts are...

ATTENTION AVIATION MEMBERS: IMPORTANT AEROCARE SURVEY

February 9, 2018
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Aerocare employees along with the TWU are pushing for better wages and conditions.  That’s why we are pursuing cases in the Fair Work Commission to ensure Aerocare drops its agreements and negotiates a better deal with staff. Our analysis shows Aerocare employees are even better off under the award, which gives four-hour...

COALITION FURTHER ABANDONS WORKING AUSTRALIANS

February 9, 2018
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If making ends meet wasn’t tough enough already, new figures show, for many Australians, it’s getting harder by the day. Figures from the Bureau of Statistics show the cost of basic life essentials like fuel and transport are rising at their fastest pace in 3.5 years, and much faster than...

ALDI ATTEMPTS TO GAG TRUCK DRIVERS & SHAMEFUL EUREKA FLAG BAN

February 8, 2018
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It was a poor week for free speech in Australia. Firstly, supermarket giant ALDI was back in the Federal Court attempting to silence truck drivers and stop them from protesting and speaking out about safety in the wealthy retailer’s supply chain. Secondly, the Turnbull Government’s building industry watchdog – the Australian...

BUS INDUSTRY EBA HEATING UP

February 6, 2018
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The 2018 TWU-BUS EBA process will start soon with each operator. Until then the TWU/BAV Industry Agreement talks continue. The TWU is pushing for a minimum of 4% per year wage rise and 1% per year increase to employer superannuation contributions. Remember we are stronger-together and the more members behind...

WHAT CAN BE DONE TO REDUCE FATAL TRUCK CRASHES?

February 6, 2018
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The life of a truck driver – long hours on the road, days away from the family home, unsafe rates and one of the most dangerous industries in Australia. We could not agree more with transport safety expert Professor Anne Williamson who said “I think it is wrong that truck...

SHOCKING NUMBER OF TRUCKING BREACHES REVEALS ABSENSE OF POLICY & REGULATION

February 3, 2018
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The TWU has criticised a gaping lack of regulation and policy after police issued over 2,000 truck defect notices on 1 February in the largest ever inspection operation. Police inspected 5,000 trucks in an operation that involved Victorian, Queensland, SA and ACT police forces checking trucks entering and leaving NSW. Police...

TWU PROTESTS IN MELBOURNE AFTER SURVEY FINDS 75% OF DELIVERY RIDERS PAID BELOW THE MINIMUM WAGE – DEMANDS ACTION

January 31, 2018
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FOOD DELIVERY WORKERS ARE BEING EXPLOITED – RIGHT NOW AS YOU READ THIS ARTICLE. AND IF YOU ORDER YOUR DINNER TO BE DELIVERED TONIGHT BY UBER EATS, DELIVEROO OR FOODORA – THERE IS A 75% CHANCE THE PERSON HANDING IT OVER WILL BE PAID BELOW THE MINIMUM WAGE. The TWU...

Truck drivers still aren’t paid for all the work they do, leading to fatigue: Independent Industry Expert

January 30, 2018
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More than a year after the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) was abolished, truck drivers are still likely to be working hours they are not paid for. Surveys show this lack of pay and regulation leads to dangerous fatigue. Truck drivers are often paid based on productivity. Five large surveys of Australian long distance truck drivers all show...