Turnbull Airport Security Plan Too Piecemeal

October 22, 2017
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New measures for ground-handling staff at airports will not go far enough in strengthening security, says the Transport Workers’ Union. The announcement by the Federal Government today fails to address high turnover rates and deliberate understaffing which are creating daily breaches at airports, the union added. “Extra checks on staff...

FAIR WORK COMMISSION SLAMS QANTAS OVER ‘LUDICROUS’ RIP OFF OF WORKERS WHO AID ELDERLY & DISABLED

October 18, 2017
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The Fair Work Commission has slammed as “ludicrous” the defence by Qantas of paying less money to employees who help transfer elderly and disabled passengers around airports. The Commission backed the employees’ claims for higher pay, adding that Qantas’s arguments were “very weak and unpersuasive”. The TWU and Qantas Ground...

TWU TAKES FAIR WORK ACTION TO IMPROVE AEROCARE RATES & CONDITIONS

September 24, 2017
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The Transport Workers’ Union has taken action to lift Aerocare employees off low wages and poor conditions that force them to sleep at airports and in their cars between illegal split shifts. The union has today applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate the current Aerocare enterprise agreement, which...