G4S SECURITY STRIKE OVER CUTS TO WAGES AND CONDITIONS

June 19, 2018
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TWU members working for global security giant G4S are standing up and fighting back against management’s unfair and unacceptable EA offer, cuts to penalty rates and sub-standard conditions. In striking for 24 hours last Friday these staunch members sent a powerful message to management that full-time workers in Australia deserve...

TIME TO STAND UP & FIGHT BACK

June 13, 2018
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Australia has the highest rate of insecure work in the OECD. This sad fact is dragging down wages and making people financially and emotionally stressed. It’s time to #changetherules. Join your Union today. Stronger Together.

FIGHTING FOR SAFE RATES ON GOVERNMENT JOBS

June 12, 2018
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The TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) recently alerted the Victorian Government to alarming Federal Government statistics concerning the transport industry – including the 184 people who died in 163 crashes involving heavy vehicles in the 12 months to 31 March this year and a Federal report linking low payments to crashes, speeding...

 ATTENTION: TWU-BUS VENTURA MEMBERS

June 9, 2018
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Ventura TWU Delegates met this week to discuss your upcoming EA.  The following claims were determined: *  4% wage increase each year *  1% increase to Superannuation each year *  Minimum 3hrs engagement for casuals *  Service Grants for Mon-Fri casuals *  Double time for overtime on rail replacement ,...

DRIVERS WIN AS TWU SUCCESSFULLY FIGHTS COMPANY ATTEMPT TO INTRODUCE SUB-STANDARD RATES

June 8, 2018
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Drivers have had a major win over an employer attempt to introduce below award rates and conditions. The Fair Work Commission rejected the attempt by Truck Moves and other employers to introduce sub-standard rates and conditions for drivers who relocate trucks. The Commission stated the proposal was put forward “to...

WOMEN LEAD CHARGE TO CHANGE THE RULES

June 7, 2018
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Decades of failed trickle-down economics have left Australia with a crisis of insecure work and stagnant wage growth – in fact, for the first time ever, less than half of all Australian workers are employed full-time with entitlements. But for women, the situation is even worse. This is why the...

FEWER FULL-TIME JOBS, ENTITLEMENTS IN AUSTRALIA

June 6, 2018
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Australian workers are being forced into part-time and casual work, superannuation is going unpaid, penalty rates being stripped and wage theft is rife. We need to stop Australian full-time workers becoming working poor – they deserve free and fair bargaining and a living wage. New research now shows – for...

ALDI-TWU TO DISCUSS SUPPLY CHAIN & OTHER ISSUES

June 3, 2018
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BREAKING: Aldi have agreed to hold talks with the TWU on safety and standards. The talks will start this week and we are hopeful of a good outcome that benefits drivers and the entire community 👍👍. Updates to follow

WORKERS NEED A LIVING WAGE TO SURVIVE

June 2, 2018
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Low economic growth + minimal minimum wage growth = little respite for the working poor. That’s the cold facts following yesterday’s Fair Work Commission (FWC) announcement of an increase to the minimum wage of 3.5% or $24.32 per week. TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) Secretary and TWU National Vice-President John Berger said while...