STARTRACK EBA UPDATE

October 5, 2017
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The Startrack National Negotiation Committee has been holding enterprise agreement meetings with company management over the last few months to discuss your Log of Claims with steady progress being made.  The TWU has a large membership base among employees of the national transport and logistics company.   Startrack’s current offer is for a three year agreement containing a 2-per-cent salary increase each year through the life of the agreement and a 1-per-cent per annum...

ATT : IMPORTANT TRUCKIE’S ATO MEAL ALLOWANCE UPDATE – HELP DETERMINE A FAIR & SAFE RATE

September 29, 2017
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As you would be aware, the TWU has been in discussions with the ATO since it issued a determination on July 3 reducing by 43-per-cent the amount a truck driver can claim for travel expenses without substantiation. The 2017/18 tax claim change has the potential of heaping more pressure on drivers...

TOLL AGREEMENT SIGNED OFF – CONGRATULATIONS ALL

September 26, 2017
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Following months of tough negotiations and agreed workplace consultations, the TWU Toll Negotiating Committee and Toll have reached an agreement endorsed resoundingly by members in yards across Australia. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Assistant Secretary Chris Fennell, who was on the negotiating committee, congratulated members who, through solidarity and unity, maintained pressure...

TWU TAKES FAIR WORK ACTION TO IMPROVE AEROCARE RATES & CONDITIONS

September 24, 2017
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The Transport Workers’ Union has taken action to lift Aerocare employees off low wages and poor conditions that force them to sleep at airports and in their cars between illegal split shifts. The union has today applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate the current Aerocare enterprise agreement, which...

AVIATION WORKERS PROTEST WEALTHY AIRLINES BENEFITING FROM EXPLOITATION OF WORKERS

September 18, 2017
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Watch TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) SECRETARY JOHN BERGER STICK UP FOR AVIATION WORKERS ON CHANNEL NINE, CHANNEL TEN AND CHANNEL SEVEN. Aviation workers and TWU members have protested around the country today over low wages and appalling conditions which are risking safety and security. Melbourne workers held an action at Tullamarine’s...

NEW TWU-COMMISSIONED REPORT SHOWS $100 BILLION LOSS TO RETIREMENT SAVINGS OVER SLASHED WAGES

September 17, 2017
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Aviation workers are holding protests at airports around the country today over low wages and appalling conditions which are risking safety and security. The protests come as the Australia Institute Centre for Future Work report, The Consequences of Wage Suppression for Australia’s Superannuation System, commissioned by the Transport Workers’ Union...

92.4% – JETSTAR CABIN CREW UNANIMOUSLY REJECT AGREEMENT

September 16, 2017
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Jetstar has informed staff that an overwhelming 92.4% of employees have unanimously REJECTED its Jetstar Cabin Crew Agreement. Congratulations to TWU Jetstar members who have sent such a clear and unambiguous message to management. The current Jetstar cabin crew agreement process has been problematic and TWU members obviously were not happy...

MEDIA EXPOSE OF THE SORRY STATE OF THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY – ON THE ROAD TO THE NEXT TRUCKING TRAGEDY

September 12, 2017
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Minister for Employment Michaelia Cash must respond to media reports concerning the crisis in the trucking industry and be brought to task over the role they have played in making our roads more dangerous for everyday Australians. The explosive revelations in today’s media –  such as testimony...

NEW BICYCLE COURIER AGREEMENT MUST DELIVEROO FOR PEDDLERS

September 8, 2017
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The TWU is concerned about reports in Fairfax Media that Coles has teamed up with the bicycle-based service Deliveroo to offer 30-minute home deliveries on groceries. Deliveroo, which mostly delivers food from restaurants, has been offering “food packs” such as a selection of barbecue items or entertainment snacks for delivery to customers in Melbourne’s inner-east...