BIG TWU WIN FOR OWNER DRIVERS

July 4, 2018
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The TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) welcomes Andrews Government plans to introduce compliance and enforcement mechanisms to protect owner drivers and forestry contractors from predatory employers.   Listen to Branch Secretary John Berger discuss the proposed changes with ABC Melbourne Mornings presenter Jon Faine – The proposed legislative changes to the Owner Driver...

DELIVERY RIDER FIGHT FOR RIGHTS IN FWC

July 4, 2018
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A delivery rider has told the Fair Work Commission that he deserves rights and protections, after Foodora unfairly sacked him earlier this year when he challenged their low rates and poor conditions. The hearing is the first involving an unfair dismissal of a food delivery rider in the on-demand economy....

WELCOME TO THE CLUB

July 3, 2018
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Well done to Toll employee Ian Holmes – one of the latest of our staunch members to reach the 40-year member milestone. The TWU exists solely to assist our members and we could not be as successful as we are without the hard work and commitment of our long-time, dedicated,...

WODONGA MEMBERS DINNER – THANKS ALL FOR A GREAT NIGHT

June 30, 2018
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The TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) holds 11 ever-popular regional member dinners this year through Victoria and Tasmania. And it was great to see so many members brave the cold and join us last night in Wodonga for what turned out to be a fun and informative evening. We were also honored...

ALDI ATTACK ON TRUCK DRIVERS RESUMES AFTER RETAILER REFUSES TO DROP CASE

June 29, 2018
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Aldi has said it will continue a Federal Court case attacking the right of truck drivers to speak out about safety in its supply chain rather than hold talks with the TWU. The wealthy retailer said it wanted to pursue the case rather than reach an agreement on safety in...

SENATOR GLENN STERLE NAMED SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR ROAD SAFETY

June 29, 2018
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The TWU welcomes the appointment of Senator Glenn Sterle – a former truck driver and TWU Organiser – as Shadow Assistant Minister for Road Safety.   Senator Glenn Sterle has been a staunch advocate for road safety and has tirelessly highlighted safety issues and abuses in the transport industry for...

TWU SUPPORTS LOCAL WORKERS IN YEAR-LONG PICKET – ONE DAY LONGER ONE DAY STRONGER

June 29, 2018
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TWU officials and members saluted the strength, courage and determination of 230 Longford gas maintenance workers and their families at a mass meeting held today to mark a year since they established a picket in their fight against Esso/Exxon and UGL. The workers had their contracts torn up and were...

JOIN THE FIGHT TO RESTORE PENALTY RATES

June 25, 2018
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This Sunday – July 1 – penalty rates for hundreds of thousands of hard-working hospitality, pharmacy, retail and fast food workers will be cut by another 15% – in total this will remove an estimated $1.3 billion from workers’ pay packets. These workers will then face reductions in their weekend...

ATTENTION ALL CDC TWU-BUS MEMBERS: IT’S TIME TO ACT

June 22, 2018
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CDC are attempting to trick employees by announcing insignificant pay increases. There is NO pay increase in July agreed by the TWU or your EA representatives. CDC are attempting to scam their own hard-working employees, they believe you might be foolish enough to think they are acting in good faith...