BIG TWU WIN FOR OWNER DRIVERS & GIG WORKERS

May 1, 2019
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The TWU welcomes proposed legislative changes that will make Victorian roads safer by ensuing thousands of owner drivers, forestry contractors and on-demand workers are paid a living wage. The Bill, introduced yesterday by Victorian Industrial Relations Minister Tim Pallas, will ensure these workers will no longer be vulnerable to exploitation...

Mourn the dead – fight like hell for the living

April 29, 2019
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On International Workers’ Memorial Day we remember all those who have died, made ill or were injured at work.It is the trade union movement which fought for our right to a safe workplace. We mourn for the dead and fight like hell for the living.The transport industry is one of...

PENALTY RATE CUT PAIN

April 17, 2019
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Over 500,000 Australians will miss out on $80 million in penalty rates this Easter and Anzac Day period as a consequence of the Federal Coalition’s cuts. According to a Centre for Future Work report released today this figure will rise to $107 million next year once other planned penalty rate cuts are...

LNP – ROBBING WORKERS TO DELIVER RICH TAX CUTS

April 16, 2019
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Scott Morrison has promised $77 billion of tax cuts to those earning over $180,000 a year. This is the equivalent of 80 million emergency ward admissions, a year’s salary of two million minimum wage workers or one year’s salary for 1 million new nurses. And the LNP will have to...

VOTE TO CHANGE THE GOVERNMENT – ELECTORAL ROLL CLOSES THIS WEEK

April 15, 2019
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The electoral roll closes 8pm THIS Thursday 18 April. If you are one – or know one – of the 163, 290 Victorian or Tasmanian residents eligible but not enrolled to vote, don’t delay, update your details or enrol today >> https://www.aec.gov.au/enrol/ Scott Morrison’s plans for the future are for low...

STAND UP – FIGHT BACK

April 12, 2019
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison this week called the Federal Election. Australia goes to the polls on 18 May and we’re more than ready to #ChangeTheGovernment. We have had six long years of this Federal Coalition’s war on workers and it’s beyond time they go. We’ve had enough of enforced casualisation,...

PM DOESN’T GIVE A STUFF ABOUT WORKERS

April 5, 2019
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220 Huggies workers have been given the heartbreaking news that they’ll no longer have a job as the company moves operations offshore. What was Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s response? “People are able to weather the disappointment” Nothing about the plight of the workers or their families. And, if he really...

CHANGE THE GOVERNMENT

April 3, 2019
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Scott Morrison last night turned his back on the nation’s most vulnerable people. There was little to nothing in the Federal Coalition’s Budget to help working Australians pay the bills – so we must fight to get rid of them. And you can start by joining one of 14 nationwide...

SAFE RATES CONVOY – SAFER ROADS SAVES LIVES

March 31, 2019
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Road transport workers and their supporters were loud and proud in Melbourne this morning as they formed a convoy for better pay, 30-day payment terms, training for new drivers and safer roads. TWU convoys were also held in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane. Branch Secretary John Berger told media that...