TWU-BUS EBA 2018 & PROTECTED ACTION APPLICATION SUCCESSFUL

February 19, 2018
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TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) Secretary John Berger has been meeting up with members as we get closer to kicking-off the 2018 TWU-BUS EBA discussions with each operator. John and TWU-BUS officials have recently held a few BBQ’s for members, including Transdev Doncaster, Dysons Bundoora, Ventura Dandenong and CDC Geelong. We have...

TIPPER INDUSTRY UPDATE: WHEELS IN MOTION

February 19, 2018
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The TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) happily reports that major progress has been made towards the introduction of safe rates in the tip-truck industry after the Transport Industry Council, of which the TWU is a member, last week endorsed a minimum rate for tip-truck Owner Drivers. These rates have now been sent...

PROTESTS AT MAJOR AIRPORTS AS COURT CASE BEGINS ON SPLIT SHIFTS FOR ALL AVIATION EMPLOYEES

February 16, 2018
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Hundreds of airport employees and TWU members have today protested at all major Australian airports as a Federal Court case opened to have the award re-interpreted and allow every aviation employer to force split shifts and poverty conditions on all aviation staff. TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon and TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH)...

TWU WILL RALLY AGAINST RUTHLESS ALPHA FLIGHT SERVICES JOB CUTS

February 15, 2018
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TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) Secretary John Berger has told distressed members that the union will fight tooth-and-nail for their jobs after Alpha Flight Services told staff this week that it will be ruthlessly sacking hundreds of full-time workers. Non-TWU members were later made aware of the union’s hardline stance – and...

THE WARNING TO EMPLOYERS IS CLEAR – IF YOU COST A WORKER THEIR LIFE, YOU’LL PAY.

February 14, 2018
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Workplace fatalities shatter families. No worker should die on the job. And no one is above the law. Unions have led the campaign for industrial manslaughter and we welcome Tasmanian Labor’s announcement that they will make workplace safety a top priority and legislate for industrial manslaughter in their first year...

WHY SHOULD I CONTINUE TO BE A TWU-BUS MEMBER?

February 14, 2018
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A TWU-BUS member recently wrote to the TWU-BUS section with a query about the benefits of TWU membership. The member received the following reply – written by Senior Bus Organiser Mike McNess – highlighting a few obvious and hidden ways a TWU membership works for members each and every day....

AVIATION NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION – THIS FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY

February 11, 2018
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The fight for better jobs in the aviation industry continues this week as the TWU goes into bat for airport workers on two fronts. We will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with workers on Friday for a National Day of Action to send a message to all aviation companies that split shifts are...

ATTENTION AVIATION MEMBERS: IMPORTANT AEROCARE SURVEY

February 9, 2018
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Aerocare employees along with the TWU are pushing for better wages and conditions.  That’s why we are pursuing cases in the Fair Work Commission to ensure Aerocare drops its agreements and negotiates a better deal with staff. Our analysis shows Aerocare employees are even better off under the award, which gives four-hour...

COALITION FURTHER ABANDONS WORKING AUSTRALIANS

February 9, 2018
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If making ends meet wasn’t tough enough already, new figures show, for many Australians, it’s getting harder by the day. Figures from the Bureau of Statistics show the cost of basic life essentials like fuel and transport are rising at their fastest pace in 3.5 years, and much faster than...