STARTRACK DELEGATES CONFERENCE

July 21, 2016
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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...

Unite for a better agreement

July 20, 2016
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The TWU member-led Qantas Ground Services EBA committee has put its log of claims to management. During a meeting with management the EBA representatives strongly pressed why they were the things that mattered to employees and reinforced the uniqueness of the occupation. The demands put forward by the committee included...

Bus delegates at head office

June 23, 2016
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Newly-elected TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger spoke with a large number of bus delegates who attended the Bus Industry update at the Port Melbourne head office on Tuesday 21st June.  

Medicare can only be saved by voting Labor

June 23, 2016
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The voting public has been warned not to fall for Coalition ‘spin’ that they have no plans to sell-off Medicare. Shadow minister for health and Ballarat MP Catherine King said the facts were undeniable. “Medicare should never be privatised and I was shocked when I found out Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull...

Labor to invest in Victorian roads

June 22, 2016
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A Shorten Labor Government will tackle traffic congestion in Melbourne and lift the capacity of Victoria’s rail freight network and regional roads. Working in partnership with the Andrews Labor Government, federal Labor’s Melbourne Roads Package and Regional Victoria Transport Package will boost productivity right across the state after three years...

Labor supports Safe Rates

June 22, 2016
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Labor have indicated plans to reinstate the minimum rates order – introduced by the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) – thrown out by the Coalition Government in April. The plans were outlined in a response to the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) who had asked Labor for its position...

Jetstar EBA Flight Attendants

May 6, 2016
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The TWU Jetstar flight attendants EBA committee presented your endorsed log of claims with company representatives in Sydney this week. During the meeting the committee pressed member demands for greater wages and allowances. Other issues raised included the company’s ability to direct employees to work Trans-Tasman/international flights. The company has...

Eastern Australia Airlines EBA Update

May 6, 2016
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The TWU Eastern Australia Airlines EBA Committee presented an endorsed log of claims to company representatives in Sydney this week. The committee, who reinforced with management the uniqueness of the occupation, presented member demands for greater wages and allowances. Also raised by the committee was the need for all three...

Jetstar – Last chance to vote YES!

April 13, 2016
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Jetstar members are reminded to get their Protected Action Ballot vote in by 19 April. A YES vote to all questions on the ballot will send a strong message to Jetstar that we are united in our demands for a fair Agreement. Jetstar management have blocked TWU efforts to secure...