McHarry’s Driver Donald Lloyd Patrick 1946-2016

September 27, 2016
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THE days when your local bus driver was a respected and well-known figure in the community are, unfortunately, leaving us behind. However, one driver was so respected in his local Bellarine – Port Lonsdale community that an obituary – penned by regular passenger Bruce Wearne – was published in the...

New Bus Organiser

April 19, 2016
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We are pleased to welcome new Bus Organiser Imran Malik to the Branch. Imran comes across from Transdev as a decorated delegate having spent years representing his workplace.  

Hero bus driver saves a woman’s life

March 4, 2013
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Elizabeth Sjogren would not be alive today if it wasn’t for the efforts of Janelle, a bus driver and TWU member at Peninsula Bus Lines in Seaford. Mrs Sjogren, an 82 year-old widow from Mt Eliza, went into cardiac arrest and collapsed while travelling on a Frankston bus being driven...

Bus & Coach Driver Guidance Note Released

March 1, 2011
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In Victoria over the last 7 years, around 40% of injury claims in long distance bus transport related to manual handling of luggage into and out of cargo bins. In reality, the number of injuries is likely to be considerably higher. The ‘Bus & Coach Drivers: Manual handling of luggage...

Log of Claims for a Porthaul Agreement TWU Fair Work Agreement July 2017

July 12, 2017
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Wages: The drivers accept the offer on wages with the following changes Day Shift rates to increase by $1 per hour for all classifications Meal allowance payable on all shifts in lieu of a wage increase in year 2 of the agreement Wage increase in the third year to be...

STARTRACK DELEGATES CONFERENCE

July 21, 2016
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Photo caption: TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) senior organiser John Parker (front, centre) and senior Startrack delegate Clive Dennis (second from right) with Startrack delegates. The annual Startrack state delegates-management conference was held on Tuesday this week at the company’s Tullamarine headquarters. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) senior organiser John Parker said the one-day...

Unite for a better agreement

July 20, 2016
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The TWU member-led Qantas Ground Services EBA committee has put its log of claims to management. During a meeting with management the EBA representatives strongly pressed why they were the things that mattered to employees and reinforced the uniqueness of the occupation. The demands put forward by the committee included...

Bus delegates at head office

June 23, 2016
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Newly-elected TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger spoke with a large number of bus delegates who attended the Bus Industry update at the Port Melbourne head office on Tuesday 21st June.  

Medicare can only be saved by voting Labor

June 23, 2016
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The voting public has been warned not to fall for Coalition ‘spin’ that they have no plans to sell-off Medicare. Shadow minister for health and Ballarat MP Catherine King said the facts were undeniable. “Medicare should never be privatised and I was shocked when I found out Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull...