UNION MOVEMENT PROTESTS COALITION’S ANTI-WORKER THUGGERY

June 21, 2017
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TWU members proudly marched with over 20,000 of our union comrades through Melbourne yesterday to protest against the Coalition’s war on workers. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger said the huge attendance reflected growing concerns not only within the union movement, but the entire Australian working classes, regarding the direction...

Penalty Rates – The Cruelest of Cuts for Australian Workers

June 14, 2017
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In less than two weeks, 700,000 working people across Australia are due to have their weekly pay packets slashed by around $70 a week because they have to work on Sundays and on public holidays. It’s a pay cut working people can’t afford and don’t deserve. We fear it will...

TWU SURVEY: WHAT GATE WORKERS WANT

June 13, 2017
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Negotiations have begun for a new EBA that will set rates of pay, standards and conditions for the next few years at Gate Aviation and Gate Gourmet sites across the country. View the TWU Gate Member Bargaining Survey  It’s time Gate workers received a fair, decent national Agreement – because...

UNITED FRONT AT TULLAMARINE

June 11, 2017
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TWU Work Safety Officers from Melbourne Airport have met with Aviation Organiser Dissio Markos and Delegate Trevor Still to discuss the big issues with employer ISS Facility Services. Membership is growing as TWU members are united to fight for their rights at ISS. Join the fight today – https://twu.asn.au/join-today/

TWU MEMBERS SECURE ALPHA IN-PRINCIPLE AGREEMENT

June 5, 2017
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We only achieve wins together. The power we hold is only achieved through sticking together. Following protracted negotiations, TWU Alpha members have secured themselves a better future after reaching an in-principle agreement with their employer. Further information to follow shortly, a vote will be held in coming weeks to approve...

Qantas Employees Fight Against Less Pay for Same Duties

May 31, 2017
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Qantas employees are fighting in the Fair Work Commission against the wealthy airline paying them less money to work the same job. Q-Catering staff have opposed being paid, in some cases, several hundred dollars less per week after Qantas abolished the level 8 classification role for catering supervisors at Q-Catering and...

TWU Motions Passed at ALP State Conference

May 22, 2017
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The strength of the TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) has been proven once again after all three motions it put to last weekend’s ALP State Conference were passed by Victoria’s Labor Party. The resolutions: (1) Called for a change to law to ensure employers face jail if they engage in wage theft from their workforce. ...

TRUCK DRIVERS DEMAND SAFE RATES: BLOCK FREMANTLE ROAD TO HIGHLIGHT CRASH DEATHS

May 17, 2017
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Truck drivers and TWU supporters angry at wealthy retailer Aldi over a spike in deaths from truck crashes have blocked a road in South Fremantle. Traffic was halted on Hampton Road as over 150 protesters demanded that Aldi end the financial squeeze on transport companies and truck drivers, which is...

MURRAY GOULBURN CLOSURES – An important update for members.

May 2, 2017
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The TWU has positive news for members following extended discussions held with Murray Goulburn since this week’s announcement that the company will close three factories within the next 18 months. Murray Goulburn notified the Australian Securities Exchange on Tuesday that the Rochester and Kiewa factories in northern Victoria will cease all...