PROFITS MUST NOT GO BEFORE AVIATION SECUIRTY

January 15, 2019
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The TWU has been fighting a decline in standards across the aviation industry. We are fighting so airport workers will not be condemned to parlous working conditions and to ensure the industry remains as safe as possible for workers and commuters. The Vic/Tas Branch stands with the TWU (SA/NT Branch)...

BREAKING: REDSTAR TRANSPORT JOB LOSS CONCERNS

December 20, 2018
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Just days before Christmas hundreds of transport workers are hearing they’ve lost their jobs without any official word from Redstar Transport. It’s outrageous. We’re investigating and will update drivers as soon as we can, in the meantime TWU (VIC/TAS) Redstar members and drivers can contact us on 1300 727 614....

GIG ECONOMY IN VICTORIA – HAVE YOUR SAY

December 19, 2018
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Gig economy workers have been signing-up with the TWU because we are out there every day fighting for their rights. We have been pushing State and Federal Government’s to take action to improve the arrangements covering on-demand workers and to legislate minimum conditions. Our lobbying helped encourage the Victorian Government...

BIG TWU WIN AS LABOR COMMITS TO TRUCKING INDUSTRY CLEAN-UP

December 17, 2018
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The TWU has welcomed the Australian Labor Party’s commitment to tackling the safety crisis in the trucking industry. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary and National Vice-President John Berger said the news was a relief for the industry after 469 people had been killed in truck crashes following the Coalition’s dismantling of...

BIG WIN – IN-PRINCIPLE AGREEMENT REACHED WITH THE DYSON GROUP

December 14, 2018
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Our TWU Bus members had another big win today after receiving an offer from the Dyson Group that we believe meets our log of claims.   We now have an in-principle agreement and your EA negotiating committee have agreed to suspend next Tuesday’s proposed 24-hour strike.   This will allow...

Gift card email angers Qantas workers

December 14, 2018
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Another pre-Xmas slap in the face for Qantas workers who were asked to work for free and all those still waiting for their promised bogus bonus after a 4-year wage freeze.   The company sent staff a Ho-Ho-Hoax email that said “to celebrate the end of the year and the...

BREAKING: DYSON’S BUS DRIVERS TO STRIKE TUESDAY

December 13, 2018
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Around 300 bus drivers working for major operator the Dyson Group will stop work for 24 hours next Tuesday after receiving Fair Work Commission approval to walk off the job. TWU members voted to take the action following months of negotiations and after receiving the company’s latest sub-standard and insulting...

TASMANIAN MEMBER DINNERS – ROARING DAYS

December 7, 2018
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The various member dinners that the Branch holds across Victoria and Tasmania each year are a true highlight of the calendar. The evenings are a relaxing night with great company and a good chance for guests to find out what’s happening in other sectors of the local transport industry, across...

THE COALITION’S TRICKLE-DOWN FRAUD

December 6, 2018
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Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has told media that the slowdown in household savings “reflects consumers’ confidence in the economy that they can feel they can spend”. What the slowdown really means is that trickle-down economics hasn’t worked. How is households having no capacitiy for discretionary saving good for the economy?...