An important message from TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger

April 3, 2017
The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) has demanded a full explanation from the Victorian Government after it released plans for a 24/7 ban on trucks using suburban streets in Yarraville and Footscray to begin when the Western Distributor road project opens. The ban could force many thousands of owner-driver members – who can...

Third World Conditions Exposed at Australia’s Airports

March 20, 2017
Airports and airlines have a responsibility to vet companies, like Aerocare, that they contract to undertake services on their behalf. Aviation workers contribute to the huge profits airlines and airports are reporting. Airlines and airports should ensure all contractors operating on their behalf are paying and treating their workers fairly. Watch the...


March 13, 2017
Toll delegates from every State and Territory showed company representatives they are ready for a tough battle at a pre-bargaining meeting held in Sydney last week. The message from your member-led negotiation team: stand strong and be prepared for a big fight – Watch the message now.   The company tried...

Thousands of Union Members March Through Melbourne: Warn the Turnbull Government that Enough is Enough.

March 9, 2017
What a day! Over 15,000 Union members yesterday marched in solidarity through the streets of Melbourne to tell the Turnbull Government that its war on workers has got to stop. Transport workers were in heavy attendance to show that we will not be silenced or stop fighting. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch)...

TWU Tipper Members Circle Parliament to Protest Pay-by-the-Load System – Listen to Branch Secretary John Berger stand up for members on 3AW

March 7, 2017
Angry tip truckers drove circles around Victoria’s Parliament House this morning to deliver a blunt message to Spring St: dangerously low industry load-based incentives are compromising safety for all road users. The horn-blaring protest was designed to drive the message home to Spring St politicians that safety-related issues will never be...

TWU Fighting for AEROCARE Members

March 3, 2017
Across the aviation industry, Transport Workers’ Union members are fighting to ensure a real future with decent, secure jobs for aviation workers, our families, and our communities. Aerocare wages are among the LOWEST IN THE INDUSTRY. That’s why TWU members are fighting for better standards and conditions for Aerocare workers...


February 27, 2017
Nearly one million Australian workers will receive a huge pay cut from 1 July this year following a Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision to radically cut Sunday and public holiday pay. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) State Secretary John Berger said the ruling would leave thousands of members – who sacrifice weekends and time...

Att AEROCARE WORKERS: how can we help make your working life better?

February 21, 2017
The Aerocare Agreement is now due for renegotiation.  This is your chance to improve conditions in your workplace.  The TWU is the Union for all airport workers and will be negotiating with Aerocare for better pay and conditions. To help us make your working life better, please fill out this...

Fatigue Tests Will Stop Rogue Employers

February 12, 2017
Technology may soon become a back-door measure to stop dodgy employers from cutting corners and forcing truck drivers to work dangerously-long hours while fatigued. Melbourne sleep researchers are developing a roadside test for fatigue that police could use along with the alcohol breath-test and the saliva swab for drugs. Victoria Police and the Transport...