AVIATION INDUSTRY HOLDS NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST POVERTY CONDITIONS

November 29, 2017
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Airport workers across Australia today held protests over attempts to introduce industry-wide split shifts. The move will also have implications for other employee in other employment sectors, like nurses, aged care workers, electricians and shop workers. Protests were held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide airports against the move,...

BIG WIN FOR LINFOX TRUGANINA WORKERS

November 27, 2017
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Following months of tough negotiations and workplace consultations, your TWU national negotiating committee can announce that members working at Linfox Truganina now have a more secure future after several key issues were won by the Linfox National Negotiating team as management conceded at the last EBA meeting last week. This...

FAIR WORK REJECTS AN AEROCARE ATTEMPT TO LEGALISE WAGE THEFT

November 27, 2017
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The Fair Work Commission has rejected an appeal of the latest enterprise agreement by Aerocare, the aviation company at the centre of a scandal involving below poverty rates and staff sleeping rough at airports. The ruling follows Aerocare’s attempts to enforce wage theft with below award rates and illegal split...

Wage theft endemic across Australia: New Report

November 21, 2017
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Revelations of systemic wage theft published today by academics Laurie Berg and Bassina Farbenblum show that the Turnbull Government is unwilling to stop employers breaking the law to protect working people. The Prime Minister and his Minister Michaelia Cash are more concerned with attacking working people than they are with...

TWU protest at ALDI stores across Australia

November 15, 2017
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Transport Workers’ Union members have protested across Australia amid claims Aldi has forced truck drivers to work ‘extraordinary hours’, leaving them exhausted and putting other lives ‘directly at risk.’ Tony Sheldon, the Transport Workers’ Union national secretary, told the Today Show on Wednesday employees were forced to speak out after Aldi refused...

FAIR WORK RULING SHOWS UBER EATS, DELIVEROO & FOODORA MUST STOP WAGE THEFT: TWU

November 14, 2017
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The TWU has demanded that Uber Eats, Deliveroo and Foodora pay their workers correct rates and give them the protections they are entitled to. The call follows fines of $72,000 by the Federal Circuit Court against two Melbourne companies over sham contracting and chronic underpayment of a bike courier. TWU...

TRUCKIES SPEAK OUT AFTER HITTING ROCK BOTTOM – FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FAILS TO ADDRESS INDUSTRY CRISIS

November 9, 2017
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The Federal Government must be held responsible for failing to address the crisis in the transport industry which has left truck drivers struggling, the TWU has said. Lives and livelihoods have been ruined because of gaps in legislation which have allowed companies to massively reduce rates for owner drivers, as...

FIGHTING FOR GOOD JOBS AT SEAROAD

November 6, 2017
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Your TWU delegate-led negotiating team recently met with Searoad Logistics for a new workplace agreement in Victoria and Tasmania. You told us in your Workplace Survey that you want us to fight for your rights at Searoad!   By standing together we can secure an improved agreement aiming for a better future for all workers. Now is the time for us to stick...

READ JOHN BERGER’S OPINION ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN TODAY’S THE HOBART MERCURY – Cheap food at Aldi comes at a big cost for truck drivers and families

November 6, 2017
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GLOBAL supermarket giant Aldi has steamrolled through the Australian retail sector courtesy of cheap prices that undercut the competition. Sadly, it is now obvious that a key ingredient of the German giant’s success is a low-cost wage strategy. There is currently no Aldi in Tasmania but, if the groundswell of...