TWU MEMBERS SECURE ALPHA IN-PRINCIPLE AGREEMENT

June 5, 2017
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We only achieve wins together. The power we hold is only achieved through sticking together. Following protracted negotiations, TWU Alpha members have secured themselves a better future after reaching an in-principle agreement with their employer. Further information to follow shortly, a vote will be held in coming weeks to approve...

Qantas Employees Fight Against Less Pay for Same Duties

May 31, 2017
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Qantas employees are fighting in the Fair Work Commission against the wealthy airline paying them less money to work the same job. Q-Catering staff have opposed being paid, in some cases, several hundred dollars less per week after Qantas abolished the level 8 classification role for catering supervisors at Q-Catering and...

TWU Motions Passed at ALP State Conference

May 22, 2017
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The strength of the TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) has been proven once again after all three motions it put to last weekend’s ALP State Conference were passed by Victoria’s Labor Party. The resolutions: (1) Called for a change to law to ensure employers face jail if they engage in wage theft from their workforce. ...

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...