Companies risk lives by putting sleep-deprived USA port truckers on the road

December 30, 2017
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Ports are dangerous enough workplaces without appalling conditions – including some truck drivers working 20 hours in a day – being forced on workers in the USA.  These dangerous practices also reinforce why the TWU’s campaign for Safe Rates is so important. Being a truckie is Australia’s most dangerous job. For...

IT HAS BEEN A GREAT YEAR FOR THE TWU – A message to members from John Berger (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary

December 20, 2017
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It has been a highly-active year full of many challenges and victories in all our sectors – from truck and bus drivers, waste, cash-in-transit and gas to ports and logistics and aviation. I would particularly like to thank every single member for the grassroots strength that assisted greatly as we...

TWU CABIN CREW CAMPAIGN UPDATE

December 15, 2017
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Our national cabin crew campaign is hitting new heights this month with the roll-out of the first ever TWU Cabin Crew Industry Survey. To complement this TWU branches in every state and territory are stepping up activity and representation of cabin crew.   This survey is an important culmination of work done to ensure all cabin...

TOUCH ONE TOUCH ALL

December 8, 2017
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The PORTS always have and always will be UNION. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters from the MUA Victoria Branch. United we will never be defeated.      

ALPHA FLIGHT SERVICES EBA – UNITY & STRENGTH GETS THE JOB DONE

December 7, 2017
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Our united TWU team at Alpha Flight Services ensure passengers enjoy their in-flight refreshments day in and day out. They have also now done themselves – and their mates – a huge service. Members recently won major conditions in their EBA and have even secured a tailored income protection scheme...

TIPPER INDUSTRY UPDATE : WHEELS IN MOTION

December 6, 2017
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The TWU is currently in high-level discussions with the State Government and other industry stakeholders in regards to replacing the current pay-by-the-load system used on government infrastructure projects for tipper owner drivers with set, minimum rates. These discussions have been taking place since Premier Daniel Andrews announced the pay system...

TIP TOP DRIVERS TRAVEL TO CANBERRA TO DEMAND ACTION ON SAFETY & EXPLOITATION

December 6, 2017
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Exploited owner drivers working for bread manufacturer Tip Top are in Canberra today demanding that the Federal Government reinstate legislation that dealt exploitation and safety risks in transport supply chains. Tip Top, which operates in the Aldi supply chain, has been exposed over forcing drivers to struggle with weekly cuts...

2017 BRANCH MEMBER DINNERS – GOOD TIMES WITH GOOD PEOPLE

December 2, 2017
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Dear Members, A true personal highlight for 2017 was attending all Branch member dinners held across Victoria and Tasmania. The evenings were all relaxing nights with great company and a good chance for guests to find out what’s happening in other sectors of the transport industry. They were also a...

AVIATION INDUSTRY HOLDS NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST POVERTY CONDITIONS

November 29, 2017
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Airport workers across Australia today held protests over attempts to introduce industry-wide split shifts. The move will also have implications for other employee in other employment sectors, like nurses, aged care workers, electricians and shop workers. Protests were held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide airports against the move,...