STAY SAFE – STAY COOL: BUS INDUSTRY HEAT POLICY

January 25, 2018
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This summer will continue to be a hot one. TWU members may have already seen TWU-Bus officials out on the road handing out chilled bottles of water to heat stressed bus drivers at various bus stops and terminus around Melbourne. On Thursday, TWU-Bus officials handed out water at Chrinside Park,...

TRANSPORT INDUSTRY A MOST DEADLY PROFESSION: NEW DATA REVEALS

January 17, 2018
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It will come as no surprise to TWU members that the transport, postal and warehousing industry suffered more fatalities than any other industry in Australia in 2016, according to an analysis of the latest Safe Work Australia data. In 2016, 47 transport workers lost their lives on the job and...

JOIN THE FIGHT FOR BETTER JOBS FOR AIRPORT WORKERS – AVIATION NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION

January 16, 2018
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On November 29th last year airport workers across the country mobilised to fight against attempts to legalise split shifts. SPLIT SHIFTS SPLIT FAMILIES. On February 16th this year the fight will escalate as the federal court hears Aerocare’s application to have split shifts deemed legal under the award. Airport workers...

EVERY LIFE ON OUR ROADS MATTER

January 4, 2018
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  Liberal backbencher Sarah Henderson this week called for a review of international driver’s license rules and said international tourists should have to prove their driving skills before being able to hire a car. The member for Corangamite wrote on her Facebook page: “A crackdown on international drivers is necessary...

TWU CABIN CREW CAMPAIGN UPDATE

December 15, 2017
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Our national cabin crew campaign is hitting new heights this month with the roll-out of the first ever TWU Cabin Crew Industry Survey. To complement this TWU branches in every state and territory are stepping up activity and representation of cabin crew.   This survey is an important culmination of work done to ensure all cabin...

FRANKSTON STATION TERMINUS – THE NARROW VIEW

December 13, 2017
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As many TWU-Bus members would be aware there has been ongoing development of Frankston Station Bus Terminus. However, while nearing completion, a number of concerns have been identified. Bus lanes were too narrow Median strip was too wide Clearer signage for right hand turns (which are a problem in themselves)...

ALPHA FLIGHT SERVICES EBA – UNITY & STRENGTH GETS THE JOB DONE

December 7, 2017
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Our united TWU team at Alpha Flight Services ensure passengers enjoy their in-flight refreshments day in and day out. They have also now done themselves – and their mates – a huge service. Members recently won major conditions in their EBA and have even secured a tailored income protection scheme...

TIPPER INDUSTRY UPDATE : WHEELS IN MOTION

December 6, 2017
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The TWU is currently in high-level discussions with the State Government and other industry stakeholders in regards to replacing the current pay-by-the-load system used on government infrastructure projects for tipper owner drivers with set, minimum rates. These discussions have been taking place since Premier Daniel Andrews announced the pay system...