BRANCH SECRETARY ELECTED TWU NATIONAL PRESIDENT

May 20, 2019
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Congratulations goes to TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger who was elected TWU National President at the annual TWU National Council today. The Council, which was opened by current TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine (pictured), has gathered in Cairns with transport workers, union leaders and politicians to focus on pushing...

FEDERAL ELECTION 2019 – MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT

May 17, 2019
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The Australian labour movement lost a giant and favourite son with the passing of former Labor Prime Minister and ACTU President Bob Hawke yesterday. Bob will always be a beloved Australian and a hero to working people. He was a wonderful nation-builder and reformer. The architect of Medicare, universal superannuation...

WHERE’S THE SAFE RATES, MORRISON?

May 15, 2019
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Three years ago the Federal Coalition axed the road safety watchdog.They promised a new system but truck drivers and road users are still waiting for the Government to act.The watchdog had the power to set pay and conditions for road transport drivers, hold major companies to account for low cost...

LABOR VOWS TO RAISE WAGES IF ELECTED

May 14, 2019
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Food, groceries, utilities, health, schooling, rent. The only thing that has not gone up under the Federal Coalition are wages. But Labor has promised that, if elected, it will get wages moving by pushing for an award wage increase in a submission to the independent Fair Work Commission’s annual wage...

NO STARS FOR FEDERAL COALITION

May 13, 2019
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Hundreds of stressed Redstar workers turned to the Federal Government for help after the company went belly-up and they lost their jobs days before Christmas last year. But the government decided it would rather turn its back on these workers and try to score a few cheap political points. It...

WORKERS DEMAND UBER RIGHTS

May 8, 2019
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Melbourne-based rideshare drivers and delivery riders took part in TWU-organised protest actions today to demand fairness and safety for Uber workers, ahead of the imminent public sale of the billion-dollar backed company. Drivers and riders in Australia delivered letters to Uber offices with a list of claims on the rideshare...

BIG TWU WIN FOR OWNER DRIVERS & GIG WORKERS

May 1, 2019
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The TWU welcomes proposed legislative changes that will make Victorian roads safer by ensuing thousands of owner drivers, forestry contractors and on-demand workers are paid a living wage. The Bill, introduced yesterday by Victorian Industrial Relations Minister Tim Pallas, will ensure these workers will no longer be vulnerable to exploitation...

Mourn the dead – fight like hell for the living

April 29, 2019
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On International Workers’ Memorial Day we remember all those who have died, made ill or were injured at work.It is the trade union movement which fought for our right to a safe workplace. We mourn for the dead and fight like hell for the living.The transport industry is one of...

PENALTY RATE CUT PAIN

April 17, 2019
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Over 500,000 Australians will miss out on $80 million in penalty rates this Easter and Anzac Day period as a consequence of the Federal Coalition’s cuts. According to a Centre for Future Work report released today this figure will rise to $107 million next year once other planned penalty rate cuts are...