TWU National Secretary on the Today Show speaking about raids on a transport business and transport industry safety crisis

February 2, 2017
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TWU National Secretary spoke this morning to the Today Show about raids currently being conducted on a Sydney transport business and the crises in the transport industry. Watch the video now on the TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Facebook page. In the video, Mr Sheldon also discussed why the transport industry has...

TWU SAFETY SUMMIT TO TACKLE HIGH DEATH & INJURY RATES IN TRUCKING

January 31, 2017
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The Transport Workers’ Union will hold a Safety Summit in Sydney this Friday, February 3rd, bringing together truck drivers, industry, academics and politicians to devise ways to deal with the crisis in trucking. Speakers will include Labor Senator and former TWU Federal Councillor Glenn Sterle, NSW Nationals Senator John Williams,...

TRUCK DRIVER TAKES AIM AT COALITION MINISTERS OVER ‘REUNION’ EXPENSES

January 13, 2017
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was desperate for a better 2017 after a disastrous 2016, an incredible situation given he was re-elected Prime Minister in July. But those hopes appear dashed after Turnbull accepted the resignation of Health Minister Sussan Ley on 13 January following two weeks of public anger that followed revelations...

JETSTAR POLICY NOT GOOD ENOUGH – TWU HEADS TO FWC

January 12, 2017
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Members should be aware of the latest Jetstar Services EBA Update. Last year Jetstar made changes to how and when overtime is paid if you are on leave. These changes mean that leave hours are not included in ordinary hours when calculating overtime. THIS ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH. THAT’S WHY THE TWU IS DISPUTING...

2016 ANOTHER DEADLY YEAR FOR TRANSPORT WORKERS

January 12, 2017
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The TWU has urged the Federal Government to stop ignoring the high death toll within the transportation sector, as Safe Work Australia statistics for 2016 show that more than one in three workers killed last year were transport workers. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Acting Secretary Chris Fennell said while one workplace...

TWU campaign delivers passenger bus security screens to protect drivers from cowardly assaults

December 18, 2016
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Every passenger bus in Victoria will be fitted with perspex security screens and loop barriers to protect drivers from the risk of violent assault following a long and hard-fought TWU campaign. It is expected the full roll-out of new security screens on about 2000 existing buses will cost an estimated...

TWU QGS MEMBERS WIN FULL-TIME JOBS AND BONUSES

December 6, 2016
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Workers at Qantas Ground Services have overwhelmingly endorsed a new agreement and package securing increased superannuation payments, domestic violence leave and 32 full time positions. The TWU-endorsed Agreement received a 96% yes vote. Negotiations for the new agreement at QGS started in November 2015. The agreement also delivers industry first penalty...

TWU Campaign Leads to Review of Owner-Driver Regulations

November 17, 2016
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TWU owner-drivers have received some good news with the establishment of a wide-ranging State Government review of laws regulating owner drivers and forestry contractors. The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) has long-campaigned to ensure these members, particularly those in the tip-truck industry, can operate in fairer and safer workplaces. Branch Secretary John Berger...

NEW AND IMPROVED QGS EBA ON THE TABLE

November 17, 2016
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 NEW AND IMPROVED QGS EBA ON THE TABLE Your TWU member-led negotiating team has worked hard to improve conditions at QGS and secure the bonuses on offer to Qantas Group workers. After months of negotiations we’ve reached an in-principle Agreement which you’ll soon vote on. WHAT’S IN THE NEW AGREEMENT?...