TRUCK DRIVERS DEMAND SAFE RATES: BLOCK FREMANTLE ROAD TO HIGHLIGHT CRASH DEATHS

May 17, 2017
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Truck drivers and TWU supporters angry at wealthy retailer Aldi over a spike in deaths from truck crashes have blocked a road in South Fremantle. Traffic was halted on Hampton Road as over 150 protesters demanded that Aldi end the financial squeeze on transport companies and truck drivers, which is...

THANK YOU VIO – Long-standing Ventura delegate

May 9, 2017
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The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) would like to thank Ventura delegate Vio Simian for all of his invaluable assistance and support over many years. Like all TWU delegates, Vio spent much of his spare time working tirelessly to ensure his fellow members were treated fairly and with respect. Vio, based at...

MORE SHOCKING WORKER ABUSE AND SAFETY BREACHES EXPOSED AT AEROCARE – TWU CALLS FOR URGENT MEETING OF AVIATION INDUSTRY

April 20, 2017
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A former Aerocare worker has told 7.30 that a baggage handling supervisor was accidentally locked in the cargo hold of a plane about to take off from Brisbane airport — but it never reported the incident to safety authorities. Watch the report here. The Transport Workers’ Union has called for an...

QAL & QCCA EBA UPDATE

April 13, 2017
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Negotiations are continuing for EBA 10 with more meetings scheduled for the next two weeks. Your claims are progressing, but we are not landing anytime soon!  

ALPHA EBA UPDATE – More workers join TWU for a better future

April 11, 2017
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Over recent months the TWU has been inundated with membership applications from Alpha workers. Our feedback is that these workers have been impressed with how the EBA is progressing and literally want to get on board and join the united front of those colleagues who stood up and advised Alpha that...

TRANSDEV ATTACKS WORKERS’ ENTITLEMENTS

April 10, 2017
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Key penalties, conditions and entitlements of Transdev employees are under attack. Transdev is using a great deal of spin to claim that by introducing more casual and part-time workers, in preference to full-time employees, it will improve labour flexibility! Transdev is also trying to con staff into believing that dispensing with Sunday Shift Workers...

An important message from TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger

April 3, 2017
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The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) has demanded a full explanation from the Victorian Government after it released plans for a 24/7 ban on trucks using suburban streets in Yarraville and Footscray to begin when the Western Distributor road project opens. The ban could force many thousands of owner-driver members – who can...

New Transdev Depot Opens

March 30, 2017
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TWU officials and members were in attendance at the official opening of a  new, state-of-the-art bus depot in Thomastown. The High Street depot will house 50 buses operating on Smart Bus routes 901 and 902 – two of the most popular on the network. It includes facilities for 100 Transdev staff...

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...