BIG WIN FOR LINFOX TRUGANINA WORKERS

November 27, 2017
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Following months of tough negotiations and workplace consultations, your TWU national negotiating committee can announce that members working at Linfox Truganina now have a more secure future after several key issues were won by the Linfox National Negotiating team as management conceded at the last EBA meeting last week. This...

FAIR WORK REJECTS AN AEROCARE ATTEMPT TO LEGALISE WAGE THEFT

November 27, 2017
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The Fair Work Commission has rejected an appeal of the latest enterprise agreement by Aerocare, the aviation company at the centre of a scandal involving below poverty rates and staff sleeping rough at airports. The ruling follows Aerocare’s attempts to enforce wage theft with below award rates and illegal split...

Wage theft endemic across Australia: New Report

November 21, 2017
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Revelations of systemic wage theft published today by academics Laurie Berg and Bassina Farbenblum show that the Turnbull Government is unwilling to stop employers breaking the law to protect working people. The Prime Minister and his Minister Michaelia Cash are more concerned with attacking working people than they are with...

TWU protest at ALDI stores across Australia

November 15, 2017
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Transport Workers’ Union members have protested across Australia amid claims Aldi has forced truck drivers to work ‘extraordinary hours’, leaving them exhausted and putting other lives ‘directly at risk.’ Tony Sheldon, the Transport Workers’ Union national secretary, told the Today Show on Wednesday employees were forced to speak out after Aldi refused...

FAIR WORK RULING SHOWS UBER EATS, DELIVEROO & FOODORA MUST STOP WAGE THEFT: TWU

November 14, 2017
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The TWU has demanded that Uber Eats, Deliveroo and Foodora pay their workers correct rates and give them the protections they are entitled to. The call follows fines of $72,000 by the Federal Circuit Court against two Melbourne companies over sham contracting and chronic underpayment of a bike courier. TWU...

TWU: Righting Wrongs Every Day

November 13, 2017
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Every day of every year TWU organisers are called on to assist members who, for one reason or another, have been unfairly (or fairly) dismissed, retrenched or disciplined.  In performing this essential advocacy work we are regularly able to help more than just that one affected member by pointing out to employers anything that they are not doing that...

TRUCKIES SPEAK OUT AFTER HITTING ROCK BOTTOM – FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FAILS TO ADDRESS INDUSTRY CRISIS

November 9, 2017
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The Federal Government must be held responsible for failing to address the crisis in the transport industry which has left truck drivers struggling, the TWU has said. Lives and livelihoods have been ruined because of gaps in legislation which have allowed companies to massively reduce rates for owner drivers, as...

TWU CABIN CREW DELEGATES – FIGHTING FOR BETTER EMPLOYMENT

November 9, 2017
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Cabin crew delegates are in Sydney for training on our pan-industry campaign. Whether you are a Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin, Vara or Tiger employee you deserve decent employment conditions. These guys are planning on making that happen. STRONGER – TOGETHER      

SAFETY MESSAGE FROM TASSIE 

November 7, 2017
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Ever looked at a job and thought ‘this will only take a second’?   Ever thought that there was a way you ‘should’ do a job but, due to expectations from co-workers or even the boss, have taken risks?  And, even though this risk seemed irrelevant at the time, have you...