TASMANIAN TRUCK DRIVERS MEMORIAL

January 26, 2017
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FAMILY, friends, workmates and colleagues stood side-by-side and, some, arm-in-arm, at the Tasmanian Truck Drivers Memorial last Saturday to honour those who have lost their lives at work – on and off the road. The memorial is established at the Epping Forest Road House in the Northern Midlands. Twin walls of the...

Another reason to celebrate Australia Day – Summer road construction blitz ends tonight

January 25, 2017
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The last of the Victorian Labor Government’s summer construction blitz wraps up tonight with major works completed on the West Gate Freeway, Shepherd Bridge in Footscray and the Tullamarine Freeway as part of the CityLink Tulla Widening Project. This work, which will benefit many thousands of TWU members, included the full...

INJURED AT WORK? We fight and fight and WIN

December 21, 2016
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TRUCK driver Ian Ammon has been in constant pain since a crippling workplace accident over two years ago. On May 11, 2014, the Leongatha-based Devondale Murray Goulburn employee, whose job involved driving a 30,000 litre tanker from dairy to dairy in the Gippsland to collect milk, was sent flying when...

TWU campaign delivers passenger bus security screens to protect drivers from cowardly assaults

December 18, 2016
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Every passenger bus in Victoria will be fitted with perspex security screens and loop barriers to protect drivers from the risk of violent assault following a long and hard-fought TWU campaign. It is expected the full roll-out of new security screens on about 2000 existing buses will cost an estimated...

SkyBus to run between Melbourne CBD and Avalon Airport

December 17, 2016
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A new SkyBus service, the Avalon Express, will run between Melbourne’s CBD and Avalon from February 1 next year. It’s another great win for Avalon Airport, just one year after the Andrews Labor Government secured its long-term future. Avalon Airport now offers Jetstar services to Hobart, Adelaide, Sydney and the...

1 in 5 TRUCKING OPERATORS HAVE INADEQUATE COR TRAINING FOR MANAGERS

December 13, 2016
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The chain of responsibility has been around for two decades but the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) says it’s taking too long to sink in. Early results from a large NHVR survey of 800 transport and logistics supply chain businesses and customers found 1 in 5 still do not have adequate COR...

SHAME: Employers ‘short-changing’ Australian workers by withholding superannuation payments

December 4, 2016
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About a third of Australian workers are being ripped off by rogue employers who are holding back some or all of their superannuation entitlements, according to a report out today. Research by Industry Super Australia has found employers dodging superannuation payments are pocketing $3.6 billion per year from 2.4 million...

Australians want penalty rates, even if they don’t get them – survey

November 27, 2016
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So popular are weekend penalty rates that a startling 76 per cent Australians who don’t get them want them to stay. A ReachTEL poll of 3273 households conducted on Friday night found that, even among Coalition supporters, the proportion supporting penalty rates was 58 per cent. Among Labor voters it...

UNITED & STRONG

November 25, 2016
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The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) welcomed some important guests this week when delegates from Toll, TNT and Linfox gathered at head office to talk shop in the lead-up to their respective 2017 EBA’s. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger said he could not be more confident in the delegates and Branch organisers...