INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2019 – POWERFUL TOGETHER

March 8, 2019
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We’re proud of all our members, but today the TWU celebrates the women that make us #MorePowerfulTogether, the theme of #IWD2019⁠. Together TWU women are fighting for a fairer and safer transport industry for all workers. The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) is proud that our female membership is growing at a record rate...

INEQUALITY IN AUSTRALIA WORSENS

March 5, 2019
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Living standards for Australian working families are in decline for the first time since the 1991-92 recession despite strong corporate profits, obscene CEO salaries and an increase in the number of billionaires, according to a report released by the ACTU. The report, with work from the ANU and based on...

OWNER DRIVER ON ATA GENERAL COUNCIL

March 4, 2019
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You did it! Frank Black has been elected as the new owner driver representative on the ATA general council. The TWU member has been a long-distance owner driver for over 30 years and is determined to see rates increase in the industry. More Our next focus is the March 31...

ONE VISION, ONE VOICE

March 3, 2019
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The TWU have stood together to fight for and win for transport workers across the country for over one hundred years. Now, the TWU across the country have joined forces to create one brand. Same colours, same logo, one vision, one voice. 2020, Safe Rates, Safe & Secure Skies, Better...

WORKERS RIGHTS MUST GO FOR PAY RISE-BIG BUSINESS

February 26, 2019
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Big business are helping themselves to huge profits, but now claim they will not give pay rises unless workers give up more of their hard-earned rights. They will simply not be happy until workers give up being paid. Read the story here – here. This is more proof that business...

AIRPORTS MUST ENSURE BETTER, MORE SECURE JOBS

February 25, 2019
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An ACCC airport monitoring report released today found profits for Australia’s four main airports – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth – jumped to $2.2 billion in the last financial year. At the same time many aviation workers struggle to get more than 15 hours per week with many paid below...

VOTE TODAY FOR THE ATA ELECTIONS

February 22, 2019
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Vote for Frank Black in the ATA elections. Frank is a proud TWU member and owner-driver who’s stood up for other truckies for decades. Let’s make sure there’s a strong voice for owner-drivers at the ATA. If you registered to vote, you received an email reminder last night. If you...

BUS STALWART RETIRES

February 21, 2019
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Rolled gold union man Bruce Hill has called time and retired from the workforce. The widely-respected Latrobe Valley Bus Lines (LVBL) driver has been a steadfast TWU member for 43 years after joining the Union on 14 October 1975. Generations of union members have fought hard for the things that...

TRANSPORT WORKERS – EVER-READY TO ASSIST

February 20, 2019
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Bus drivers to waste collectors to cash and prisoner carriers, truck drivers to aviation workers and all the rest – most transport industry jobs also provide an important community service. And transport workers are always ready to lend a hand. Like Jetstar cabin services officer Robyn who helped a mother...