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?...

Bus Driver Safety Rally Speech – TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY JOHN BERGER

November 15, 2016
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  I would like to say good morning to you all, but is it? It is deplorable that 16 physical assaults on Victorian bus drivers by aggressive passengers have already been reported this year …just a deplorable reflection on society. One driver being assaulted is too many, I see many...

BUS DRIVER SAFETY PROTEST – STATE PARLIAMENT – Get on Board!

November 15, 2016
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COWARDLY AND UNPROVOKED PHYSICAL ASSAULTS ON BUS DRIVERS MUST STOP A large crowd of angry bus drivers protested their disgust at the escalation of violent attacks inflicted by aggressive passengers and assert their right to a safe workplace at a rally on the steps of the State Parliament of Victoria today. Photos...

Sign the TWU petition calling on PTV to commit to greater bus driver safety

November 5, 2016
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Rising assaults on Victorian bus drivers has reached the point where enough is enough, follow this link and sign the petition now calling on Public Transport Victoria to commit to the following: 1. Bus drivers duties no longer include requesting passengers touch on. 2. Finalisation of the TWU/BAV security barrier trial. This...

TWU addresses vigil for slain bus driver – ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

November 1, 2016
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The TWU have made much progress over many years driving up safety conditions across the bus industry, but while drivers are open to attack there is still work to be done. TWU members are strong and stick together and, as our ongoing campaign for bus driver safety intensifies, we again...

If the bus you drive is faulty – report it

October 11, 2016
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AS members would be aware there are many problems associated with driving a bus that can only be resolved by a good workshop and suitable Defective Vehicle Report (DVR) systems. All operators must have systems in place for our members to report faults with buses and it is important that...