Third World Conditions Exposed at Australia’s Airports

March 20, 2017
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Airports and airlines have a responsibility to vet companies, like Aerocare, that they contract to undertake services on their behalf. Aviation workers contribute to the huge profits airlines and airports are reporting. Airlines and airports should ensure all contractors operating on their behalf are paying and treating their workers fairly. Watch the...

TOLL MEMBERS – TOGETHER WE CAN WIN!

March 13, 2017
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Toll delegates from every State and Territory showed company representatives they are ready for a tough battle at a pre-bargaining meeting held in Sydney last week. The message from your member-led negotiation team: stand strong and be prepared for a big fight – Watch the message now.   The company tried...

Thousands of Union Members March Through Melbourne: Warn the Turnbull Government that Enough is Enough.

March 9, 2017
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What a day! Over 15,000 Union members yesterday marched in solidarity through the streets of Melbourne to tell the Turnbull Government that its war on workers has got to stop. Transport workers were in heavy attendance to show that we will not be silenced or stop fighting. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch)...

TWU Tipper Members Circle Parliament to Protest Pay-by-the-Load System – Listen to Branch Secretary John Berger stand up for members on 3AW

March 7, 2017
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Angry tip truckers drove circles around Victoria’s Parliament House this morning to deliver a blunt message to Spring St: dangerously low industry load-based incentives are compromising safety for all road users. The horn-blaring protest was designed to drive the message home to Spring St politicians that safety-related issues will never be...

Thanking a great Union man for a great job – Peter Harvey

March 3, 2017
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This week we took the opportunity to present former Ventura delegate Peter Harvey with his 40-year TWU Membership. It is important to recognise the important and vital work done by Peter. He started driving buses at the age of 18 and joined the TWU at 26. Peter has saw his...

TWU Fighting for AEROCARE Members

March 3, 2017
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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...

BUS DELEGATES MEET TO DETERMINE INDUSTRY AGREEMENT CLAIM

February 28, 2017
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TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) bus delegates met at Branch headquarters last Friday to determine the claim for the 2018 TWU/BAV Victorian Bus Industry Agreement. Delegates from across the industry discussed the claim with TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Senior Bus Organiser Mike McNess and Bus Organisers Bob Lean and Imran Malik. Branch Secretary John...

UN – FAIR WORK COMMISSION MUGS WORKING AUSTRALIANS.

February 27, 2017
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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...

Workers’ power on Melbourne’s buses – State Secretary visits depots

February 22, 2017
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Branch Secretary John Berger has been doing the rounds and talking to TWU bus drivers about the important issues in the industry. It’s important to recognise and appreciate these hard-working TWU members who keep us moving, get us to work, the kids to school and the whole family back together safely again...