JETSTAR POLICY NOT GOOD ENOUGH – TWU HEADS TO FWC

January 12, 2017
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Members should be aware of the latest Jetstar Services EBA Update. Last year Jetstar made changes to how and when overtime is paid if you are on leave. These changes mean that leave hours are not included in ordinary hours when calculating overtime. THIS ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH. THAT’S WHY THE TWU IS DISPUTING...

2016 ANOTHER DEADLY YEAR FOR TRANSPORT WORKERS

January 12, 2017
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The TWU has urged the Federal Government to stop ignoring the high death toll within the transportation sector, as Safe Work Australia statistics for 2016 show that more than one in three workers killed last year were transport workers. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Acting Secretary Chris Fennell said while one workplace...

TWU campaign delivers passenger bus security screens to protect drivers from cowardly assaults

December 18, 2016
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Every passenger bus in Victoria will be fitted with perspex security screens and loop barriers to protect drivers from the risk of violent assault following a long and hard-fought TWU campaign. It is expected the full roll-out of new security screens on about 2000 existing buses will cost an estimated...

TWU QGS MEMBERS WIN FULL-TIME JOBS AND BONUSES

December 6, 2016
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Workers at Qantas Ground Services have overwhelmingly endorsed a new agreement and package securing increased superannuation payments, domestic violence leave and 32 full time positions. The TWU-endorsed Agreement received a 96% yes vote. Negotiations for the new agreement at QGS started in November 2015. The agreement also delivers industry first penalty...

TWU Campaign Leads to Review of Owner-Driver Regulations

November 17, 2016
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TWU owner-drivers have received some good news with the establishment of a wide-ranging State Government review of laws regulating owner drivers and forestry contractors. The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) has long-campaigned to ensure these members, particularly those in the tip-truck industry, can operate in fairer and safer workplaces. Branch Secretary John Berger...

NEW AND IMPROVED QGS EBA ON THE TABLE

November 17, 2016
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 NEW AND IMPROVED QGS EBA ON THE TABLE Your TWU member-led negotiating team has worked hard to improve conditions at QGS and secure the bonuses on offer to Qantas Group workers. After months of negotiations we’ve reached an in-principle Agreement which you’ll soon vote on. WHAT’S IN THE NEW AGREEMENT?...

Bus Driver Safety Rally Speech – TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY JOHN BERGER

November 15, 2016
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  I would like to say good morning to you all, but is it? It is deplorable that 16 physical assaults on Victorian bus drivers by aggressive passengers have already been reported this year …just a deplorable reflection on society. One driver being assaulted is too many, I see many...

BUS DRIVER SAFETY PROTEST – STATE PARLIAMENT – Get on Board!

November 15, 2016
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COWARDLY AND UNPROVOKED PHYSICAL ASSAULTS ON BUS DRIVERS MUST STOP A large crowd of angry bus drivers protested their disgust at the escalation of violent attacks inflicted by aggressive passengers and assert their right to a safe workplace at a rally on the steps of the State Parliament of Victoria today. Photos...

Sign the TWU petition calling on PTV to commit to greater bus driver safety

November 5, 2016
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Rising assaults on Victorian bus drivers has reached the point where enough is enough, follow this link and sign the petition now calling on Public Transport Victoria to commit to the following: 1. Bus drivers duties no longer include requesting passengers touch on. 2. Finalisation of the TWU/BAV security barrier trial. This...