VENTURA NEGOTIATIONS STALL

September 7, 2018
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Ventura members – it’s time to fight.  As of this morning Ventura have advised the TWU that they will only be offering 0.3% for the July 2018 increase and will not meet the TWU 4+1 Claim. The TWU filed for a Protected Industrial Action Ballot today.  The TWU have successfully...

BIG WIN FOR VICTORIAN WORKERS!

September 5, 2018
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Some of Victoria’s most vulnerable workers have won the right to portable long service benefits with the passing of legislation in State Parliament last night. The TWU welcomes the Long Service Benefits Portability Act 2018 which follows years of hard work put in by the TWU (Vic/Tas Branch), with other...

SIGN THE PETITION NOW FOR QANTAS BONUS

August 30, 2018
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Qantas company’s executives are getting their bonuses now – but they are trying to make you wait for yours. Send your message to the Qantas board that it is not good enough – It’s only fair that you are paid the bonus promised to you – and paid it NOW....

QANTAS WORKER BONUS ONLY GOOD FOR COMPANY

August 28, 2018
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Qantas workers are definitely NOT jumping for Joyce at this shakedown. The airline has (once again) slapped them in the face after announcing worker ‘bonuses’ will only be paid once its first post-wage freeze EA’s are settled. The bonuses were announced along with a record $1.6billion company profit last week...

CAN YOU DIG IT???

August 28, 2018
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The Andrews Government this morning pledged a game-changing $50 billion underground suburban rail network linking every major rail line in Melbourne, as well as the airport rail. This work will take decades & that’s great news for our tip truck drivers members with legislation currently progressing through State Parliament that...

TWU CRITICISES QANTAS BONUS FOR WORKERS

August 24, 2018
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The TWU has criticised a Qantas bonus which many workers won’t receive at all while others won’t receive for years. The union highlighted record profits in the aviation industry while workers struggle with part time hours and low rates. TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine said: “This is a joke. Qantas...

SAFE RATES IN SAFER HANDS- in a future Labor Government

August 22, 2018
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The Coalition was ripping itself apart in Parliament House again today and current PM Malcolm Turnbull admitted defeat, bowed to people power and killed off his signature policy – big business company tax cuts. Just like he laid to waste the RSRT. Meanwhile, in the same building, the TWU and...

Truck driving ranked most dangerous job in nation, study finds

August 21, 2018
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It’s worse than we thought, a review of 12 yrs of insurance claims finds truck drivers are 13 times more likely to die at work than any other profession in Australia. Also, one million work weeks lost to sickness over past 12 years. Watch the press conference in Parliament House...

TWU TASSIE DELEGATES HAVE SAY IN CANBERRA

August 20, 2018
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On 7 August TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) Delegates raised concerns with Tasmanian Senator Catyrna Bilyk about a lack of safe places and rest stops for trucks to pull over on Tasmania’s major highways. The Sen. then wasted no time in taking the matter to Canberra, telling the Federal Senate on 16...