TWU addresses vigil for slain bus driver – ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

November 1, 2016
The TWU have made much progress over many years driving up safety conditions across the bus industry, but while drivers are open to attack there is still work to be done. TWU members are strong and stick together and, as our ongoing campaign for bus driver safety intensifies, we again...

If the bus you drive is faulty – report it

October 11, 2016
AS members would be aware there are many problems associated with driving a bus that can only be resolved by a good workshop and suitable Defective Vehicle Report (DVR) systems. All operators must have systems in place for our members to report faults with buses and it is important that...

TWU helps create full-time jobs in EA

September 29, 2016
TWU Members staying strong at Fonterra in Darnum, West Gippsland. A thumbs-up as members approached the final stage of the EBA Milk-carters have voted to accept a new three-year EBA offered by regional milk processing company Fonterra. The key points of the hard-fought for agreement are a two-per-cent or CPI...

McHarry’s Driver Donald Lloyd Patrick 1946-2016

September 27, 2016
THE days when your local bus driver was a respected and well-known figure in the community are, unfortunately, leaving us behind. However, one driver was so respected in his local Bellarine – Port Lonsdale community that an obituary – penned by regular passenger Bruce Wearne – was published in the...

New Bus Organiser

April 19, 2016
We are pleased to welcome new Bus Organiser Imran Malik to the Branch. Imran comes across from Transdev as a decorated delegate having spent years representing his workplace.  

Hero bus driver saves a woman’s life

March 4, 2013
Elizabeth Sjogren would not be alive today if it wasn’t for the efforts of Janelle, a bus driver and TWU member at Peninsula Bus Lines in Seaford. Mrs Sjogren, an 82 year-old widow from Mt Eliza, went into cardiac arrest and collapsed while travelling on a Frankston bus being driven...

Bus & Coach Driver Guidance Note Released

March 1, 2011
In Victoria over the last 7 years, around 40% of injury claims in long distance bus transport related to manual handling of luggage into and out of cargo bins. In reality, the number of injuries is likely to be considerably higher. The ‘Bus & Coach Drivers: Manual handling of luggage...

Log of Claims for a Porthaul Agreement TWU Fair Work Agreement July 2017

July 12, 2017
Wages: The drivers accept the offer on wages with the following changes Day Shift rates to increase by $1 per hour for all classifications Meal allowance payable on all shifts in lieu of a wage increase in year 2 of the agreement Wage increase in the third year to be...


July 21, 2016
Photo caption: TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) senior organiser John Parker (front, centre) and senior Startrack delegate Clive Dennis (second from right) with Startrack delegates. The annual Startrack state delegates-management conference was held on Tuesday this week at the company’s Tullamarine headquarters. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) senior organiser John Parker said the one-day...