NEW LAWS TO STOP WORKER EXPLOITATION

June 21, 2018
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The Andrews Labor Government’s labour hire licensing scheme, which protects some of Victoria’s most vulnerable workers and cracks down on shonky operators, is now law. The Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017 passed the Victorian Legislative Council this yesterday, protecting labour hire workers from being underpaid and exploited by labour hire businesses...

JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE

June 20, 2018
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Australian workers – including across the transport sector – are getting smashed by a poor government with an unfair agenda. Workers in the aviation industry navigate increasingly unsafe working conditions and poverty wages and truck drivers are under increasing pressure from wealthy retailers to cut corners. Meanwhile the number of...

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...