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...

Labor to invest in Victorian roads

June 22, 2016
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A Shorten Labor Government will tackle traffic congestion in Melbourne and lift the capacity of Victoria’s rail freight network and regional roads. Working in partnership with the Andrews Labor Government, federal Labor’s Melbourne Roads Package and Regional Victoria Transport Package will boost productivity right across the state after three years...

Labor supports Safe Rates

June 22, 2016
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Labor have indicated plans to reinstate the minimum rates order – introduced by the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) – thrown out by the Coalition Government in April. The plans were outlined in a response to the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) who had asked Labor for its position...

Jetstar EBA Flight Attendants

May 6, 2016
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The TWU Jetstar flight attendants EBA committee presented your endorsed log of claims with company representatives in Sydney this week. During the meeting the committee pressed member demands for greater wages and allowances. Other issues raised included the company’s ability to direct employees to work Trans-Tasman/international flights. The company has...

Eastern Australia Airlines EBA Update

May 6, 2016
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The TWU Eastern Australia Airlines EBA Committee presented an endorsed log of claims to company representatives in Sydney this week. The committee, who reinforced with management the uniqueness of the occupation, presented member demands for greater wages and allowances. Also raised by the committee was the need for all three...

Jetstar – Last chance to vote YES!

April 13, 2016
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Jetstar members are reminded to get their Protected Action Ballot vote in by 19 April. A YES vote to all questions on the ballot will send a strong message to Jetstar that we are united in our demands for a fair Agreement. Jetstar management have blocked TWU efforts to secure...

Heavy vehicle health check

April 4, 2016
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  The National Heavy Vehicle Register (NHVR) have announced that consultation is currently underway to assess the health of Australia’s 520,000-strong heavy vehicle fleet. NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said inspections will be randomly conducted by authorised officers later this year at roadside check points and in depots throughout Australia. Each...

EBA raises the bar

April 4, 2016
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All smiles: (L to R)  TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Organiser MemSuleyman, delegates Mario Schembri, Bill Dalton and James Bolton and TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Organiser Wayne Commerford Laverton North-based Scott’s Tankers members are feeling 12-per-cent better after reaching an in-principle wage deal with the company. The EBA was inked following a hard-fought and intensive negotiation involving a strong and committed consultative committee of delegates...

LINFOX FUEL BACKPAY VICTORY

March 23, 2016
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  Linfox fuel tank drivers in Victoria have won a $76,000 backpay claim after being paid incorrect grading. The claim was first raised by the TWU last year. Following various meetings, correspondence, commission hearings and a show of solidarity by members in a stop work meeting, Linfox finally paid out the...