TWU BUS – BBQ’s & EBA’s

May 29, 2019
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TWU Bus Organisers and Branch Secretary John Berger continue to hold BBQ’s for members, including recently at CDC Oakleigh, CDC Wyndham and Ventura Seaford. The Branch has more of these events planned this year so get along, if there is not a BBQ planned for your yard contact your Delegate...

TWU SUPPORTS MEMBERS AFTER SHOCK FACTORY CLOSURE

May 24, 2019
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The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) is disappointed with Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd’s decision to close its Dennington factory in south-west Victoria with 98 employees to lose their jobs. The TWU, which represents a large percentage of Fonterra tanker drivers, is awaiting finer details from the New Zealand-based company in regards to...

STAKEHOLDERS UNITE TO FIGHT EXPLOITATION IN FRESH FOOD INDUSTRY

May 23, 2019
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An alliance of unions representing transport, farm and retail workers will work with one of Australia’s largest supermarket chains, Coles, to address worker exploitation and risks to safety in the Australian fresh food industry. Coles has committed to work with the Transport Workers’ Union, the Australian Workers’ Union and the...

BRANCH SECRETARY ELECTED TWU NATIONAL PRESIDENT

May 20, 2019
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Congratulations goes to TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger who was elected TWU National President at the annual TWU National Council today. The Council, which was opened by current TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine (pictured), has gathered in Cairns with transport workers, union leaders and politicians to focus on pushing...

FEDERAL ELECTION 2019 – MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT

May 17, 2019
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The Australian labour movement lost a giant and favourite son with the passing of former Labor Prime Minister and ACTU President Bob Hawke yesterday. Bob will always be a beloved Australian and a hero to working people. He was a wonderful nation-builder and reformer. The architect of Medicare, universal superannuation...

WHERE’S THE SAFE RATES, MORRISON?

May 15, 2019
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Three years ago the Federal Coalition axed the road safety watchdog.They promised a new system but truck drivers and road users are still waiting for the Government to act.The watchdog had the power to set pay and conditions for road transport drivers, hold major companies to account for low cost...

LABOR VOWS TO RAISE WAGES IF ELECTED

May 14, 2019
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Food, groceries, utilities, health, schooling, rent. The only thing that has not gone up under the Federal Coalition are wages. But Labor has promised that, if elected, it will get wages moving by pushing for an award wage increase in a submission to the independent Fair Work Commission’s annual wage...

NO STARS FOR FEDERAL COALITION

May 13, 2019
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Hundreds of stressed Redstar workers turned to the Federal Government for help after the company went belly-up and they lost their jobs days before Christmas last year. But the government decided it would rather turn its back on these workers and try to score a few cheap political points. It...

WORKERS DEMAND UBER RIGHTS

May 8, 2019
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Melbourne-based rideshare drivers and delivery riders took part in TWU-organised protest actions today to demand fairness and safety for Uber workers, ahead of the imminent public sale of the billion-dollar backed company. Drivers and riders in Australia delivered letters to Uber offices with a list of claims on the rideshare...