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...

BREAKING: DRIVERS STRIKE BUS DEALS

August 15, 2018
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Over the last 24 hours your Delegate-led negotiating teams from CDC & Transdev have been locked in discussions to secure the future for Victorian bus drivers. Following discussions with Government and operators yesterday and today – led by Branch Secretary John Berger and bus organisers Mike McNess, Bob Lean and...

TWU SLAMS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OVER DANGEROUS EXPLOITATION OF JETSTAR CREW

August 15, 2018
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The TWU is demanding that the Federal Government immediately address the safety breaches and exploitation occurring as a result of overseas cabin crew working on Australian domestic flights. Jetstar cabin crew from Thailand are working on internal flights for base rates of just $100 per week, as revealed by ABC...

National Office Transition

August 13, 2018
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The TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) welcomes the appointment of Michael Kaine as new National Secretary. After over 30 years working at the TWU – at the helm of the NSW branch and as National Secretary, Tony Sheldon is stepping down to run for the Senate. Michael during his time as National Assistant...

TWU TRANSDEV and CDC bus drivers to strike for 24 hours next Thursday

August 11, 2018
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The TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) has notified bus operators CDC and Transdev that its members will be proceeding with protected industrial action in the form of full 24-hour work stoppages from the first bus next Thursday, 16 August. TWU members are negotiating the 2018 Victorian Bus Industry Agreement, which seeks to...

HERALD SUN REPORT ON NEW TIP TRUCK PAY RATES

August 10, 2018
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TIP truck owner-drivers have won a potential windfall of more than $15 an hour on government projects under new minimum rates to be introduced by the Andrews ­Government. Treasurer Tim Pallas will today announce that mandatory industry pay rates will be adopted on all state government construction work where contracts...

BREAKING: BIG TWU WIN FOR TIPPER OWNER DRIVERS

August 9, 2018
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TWU tip truck owner driver members wake up to some very good news today – Andrews Government to introduce minimum mandatory rates on State Government infrastructure projects. VIC/TAS Branch Secretary John Berger said the groundbreaking new rates would help protect tip truck drivers from exploitation and being forced into unsafe practices...

Tassie Delegates Training In The News

August 8, 2018
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Great story in the Examiner newspaper profiling our Delegates Training in Launceston this week!!! To read the original story, click here. Also pasted below.   TWU of Victoria and Tasmania derides state of Tasmanian roads Workplace safety, the quality of the state’s roads and the number of truck stops are the...