BRANCH DELEGATES CONFERENCE 2017 – THANK YOU ALL

August 17, 2017
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                       Watch Branch Secretary John Berger’s special video message to all delegates, occupational health and safety representatives and grassroots members: play now   Over 300 TWU Delegates & Occupational Health and Safety Representatives from Victoria and Tasmania attended the 2017...

READ ALL ABOUT TIP TRUCKERS PROMISED MINIMUM HOURLY RATES IN TODAY’S THE HERALD SUN

August 14, 2017
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The State Government pledged to mandate minimum hourly rates for Tip Truck Owner Drivers across all government infrastructure projects at last week’s Branch Delegates Conference. The move promises to put an end to dodgy plant hirers exploiting vulnerable owner drivers on the pay-by-the-load system. MAKE NO MISTAKE – THIS IS A BIG...

BIG TWU WIN!!

August 13, 2017
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The State Government has pledged to mandate minimum hourly rates for Tip Truck Owner Drivers across all government infrastructure projects. The move – announced by Premier Daniel Andrews at the 2017 TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Delegates Conference – shoud put an end to dodgy plant hirers operating on the often below parity...

THE RESULTS ARE IN – ALPHA MEMBERS SAY ‘YES’ TO A BETTER FUTURE

August 2, 2017
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Voting has closed and over 87% of Alpha workers around Australia have voted YES to the new Alpha Flight Agreement 2017. Solidarity, strength, TWU POWER! Thank you everyone, great result. Alpha Workers Say Yes to a Better Future 

ATO cuts amount drivers can claim for reasonable travel expenses by 43%

July 31, 2017
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ATO ruling on Owner Drivers shows how out of touch Government’s administration is on realities in transport. READ MORE: https://m.bigrigs.com.au/news/travel-expense-change/3204184/  

TWU Wage Theft Push Gathers Momentum

July 30, 2017
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The Labor Party in NSW & ACT at state conferences has committed to introducing jail terms for employers who refuse to pay correct wages and super to their staff. Motions by the Transport Workers’ Union were backed unanimously and follow a series of scandals involving underpayment of workers. The move...

TWU TO OPPOSE TOLL MOVE AT FAIR WORK AFTER THOUSANDS OF WORKERS CHALLENGE CUTS

July 27, 2017
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The Transport Workers’ Union will oppose a move by Toll in the Fair Work Commission over work stoppages after thousands of workers challenged management on cuts to their working hours and conditions. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger said that workers had been holding meetings across the country today to...

TOLL MEMBER ALERT: MEMBERS VOTING FOR PROTECTED ACTION

July 27, 2017
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The TWU has been holding important report back meetings in various Toll sites across Australia this week. Last week, the union lodged a protected action ballot in the Fair Work Commission against Toll after EBA talks stalled on key issues. We can report that Toll members are voting unanimously for Protected...

TWU JETSTAR CABIN CREW EBA UPDATE

July 27, 2017
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  JETSTAR SERVICES MEMO 26 July 2017 THIS IS A DITCHING – FOLLOW THE TWU’s INSTRUCTIONS As promised an update at the completion of this week’s meeting.  Jetstar have denied our claims, and changed clauses in the agreement without the TWU negotiating team agreeing. These clauses CHANGE the intent and...