Uber’s air taxi vision isn’t amazing, it’s dystopian

June 13, 2019
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Uber Air yesterday announced plans to start test flights of its aerial taxi service in Melbourne next year, and move to commercial operations by 2023. Uber Australia rideshare drivers and food delivery riders are currently paid below minimum wages, are inadequately paid to meet tax payments and adequately maintain their...

AIRPORTS PUT ON NOTICE

June 11, 2019
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Cabin crew like Jo at Virgin are ready to take the fight to the top of the supply chain in aviation: the big airports making billions off the backs of aviation workers. The TWU’s 2020 Campaign is about fighting to have safety and fairness placed at the heart of the...

AIRCRAFT REFUELLERS VOTE ON INDUSTRIAL ACTION

June 7, 2019
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Victorian aircraft refueling workers have applied to the Fair Work Commission to take protected industrial action – including the right to strike. Negotiations for a new enterprise agreement between the TWU and Viva Energy Australia/Zip broke down in talks yesterday. TWU members, who currently service the vast majority of domestic...

FIGHT FOR SAFER SKIES

June 6, 2019
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Aviation 2019 – exploitation of labour hire, casualisation and foreign crew have led to a situation where workers are doing the same jobs but receiving wildly different rates of pay. In fact, TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Delegate and flight attendant Glenn Barfoot said there can be as many as five different...

DRIVERS TAKE ACTION

June 4, 2019
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Staunch TWU Martyrs bus members were on the picket line from early this morning. The drivers elected to take the protected industrial action following months of negotiations and after receiving the operators latest sub-standard and insulting wage offer. The strike – which stopped all Martyrs services – follows other authorised...

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE – STILL NOT A LIVING WAGE

May 30, 2019
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After a long campaign, the union movement has won a 3% pay increase to the minimum wage. The Fair Work Commission ruling following its Annual Wage Review means an extra $21.60 per week for full-time workers. The increase came despite the opposition of the Morrison Govt and its big business...

TWU BUS – BBQ’s & EBA’s

May 29, 2019
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TWU Bus Organisers and Branch Secretary John Berger continue to hold BBQ’s for members, including recently at CDC Oakleigh, CDC Wyndham and Ventura Seaford. The Branch has more of these events planned this year so get along, if there is not a BBQ planned for your yard contact your Delegate...

TWU SUPPORTS MEMBERS AFTER SHOCK FACTORY CLOSURE

May 24, 2019
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The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) is disappointed with Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd’s decision to close its Dennington factory in south-west Victoria with 98 employees to lose their jobs. The TWU, which represents a large percentage of Fonterra tanker drivers, is awaiting finer details from the New Zealand-based company in regards to...

STAKEHOLDERS UNITE TO FIGHT EXPLOITATION IN FRESH FOOD INDUSTRY

May 23, 2019
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An alliance of unions representing transport, farm and retail workers will work with one of Australia’s largest supermarket chains, Coles, to address worker exploitation and risks to safety in the Australian fresh food industry. Coles has committed to work with the Transport Workers’ Union, the Australian Workers’ Union and the...