THE RESULTS ARE IN – ALPHA MEMBERS SAY ‘YES’ TO A BETTER FUTURE

August 2, 2017
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Voting has closed and over 87% of Alpha workers around Australia have voted YES to the new Alpha Flight Agreement 2017. Solidarity, strength, TWU POWER! Thank you everyone, great result. Alpha Workers Say Yes to a Better Future 

ATO cuts amount drivers can claim for reasonable travel expenses by 43%

July 31, 2017
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ATO ruling on Owner Drivers shows how out of touch Government’s administration is on realities in transport. READ MORE: https://m.bigrigs.com.au/news/travel-expense-change/3204184/  

TWU Wage Theft Push Gathers Momentum

July 30, 2017
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The Labor Party in NSW & ACT at state conferences has committed to introducing jail terms for employers who refuse to pay correct wages and super to their staff. Motions by the Transport Workers’ Union were backed unanimously and follow a series of scandals involving underpayment of workers. The move...

TWU TO OPPOSE TOLL MOVE AT FAIR WORK AFTER THOUSANDS OF WORKERS CHALLENGE CUTS

July 27, 2017
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The Transport Workers’ Union will oppose a move by Toll in the Fair Work Commission over work stoppages after thousands of workers challenged management on cuts to their working hours and conditions. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger said that workers had been holding meetings across the country today to...

TOLL MEMBER ALERT: MEMBERS VOTING FOR PROTECTED ACTION

July 27, 2017
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The TWU has been holding important report back meetings in various Toll sites across Australia this week. Last week, the union lodged a protected action ballot in the Fair Work Commission against Toll after EBA talks stalled on key issues. We can report that Toll members are voting unanimously for Protected...

TWU JETSTAR CABIN CREW EBA UPDATE

July 27, 2017
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  JETSTAR SERVICES MEMO 26 July 2017 THIS IS A DITCHING – FOLLOW THE TWU’s INSTRUCTIONS As promised an update at the completion of this week’s meeting.  Jetstar have denied our claims, and changed clauses in the agreement without the TWU negotiating team agreeing. These clauses CHANGE the intent and...

TWU LODGES PROTECTED ACTION BALLOT AGAINST TOLL AFTER AGREEMENT TALKS STALL

July 21, 2017
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TOLL MEMBER ALERT: IMPORTANT REPORT BACK MEETINGS WILL BE HELD NEXT WEEK. UPDATES TO FOLLOW.   The Transport Workers’ Union has today lodged a protected action ballot in the Fair Work Commission against Toll after talks stalled on key issues.   The TWU has been consulting with transport workers at...

CEMENTING SAFE RATE PLANS

July 15, 2017
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Some of our Boral owner driver members recently met at TWU HQ to discuss a range of issues. These members work extremely hard on the road, and it is inspiring that they find the time and energy to apply that same work ethic after hours in fighting for better conditions...

TIPPING POINT – BIG TWU SAFE RATES WIN

July 13, 2017
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The State Government has finally commenced developing a Code of Conduct for the tipper industry following years of lobbying by the TWU and rank-and-file members. Industrial Relations Victoria recently contacted all Plant Hire companies and requested they participate in negotiations with the TWU on what the new Code may look...