Port Price Hike Poses Safety Risk

April 19, 2017
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The TWU is warning that a huge increase in port access fees by DP World Australia and Hutchinson will result in higher injury and fatality rates in trucking and the loss of jobs. The Union has called for ship owners to bear the costs, as clients at the top of...

ATTENTION: TULLAMARINE FWY TO CLOSE BOTH DIRECTIONS THURSDAY & FRIDAY NIGHTS

January 12, 2017
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The many thousands of TWU members who work in or around the Tullamarine Airport and Essendon Fields precincts should be aware of important road closures. Further night closures of the Tullamarine Freeway will take place on Thursday 12 January and Friday 13 January from 7pm to 6.30am. During the extra 23...

ATTENTION: TULLAMARINE FWY TO CLOSE BOTH DIRECTIONS FOR 60 HOURS

January 2, 2017
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The many thousands of TWU members who work in or around the Tullamarine Airport precinct should be aware of important road closures. The Tullamarine Freeway will be fully-closed between the M80 Ring Road and the Calder Freeway from 10pm Thursday 5 January to 10am Sunday 8 January. The 60-hour continuous...

Unions help alleviate pressure on workers

October 27, 2016
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New research has found one-in-four workers in the transport, postal and warehousing sectors are under significant financial stress. If this is you then you may be getting a poor deal and now is the time to become a member of the TWU. If you are a member and under stress created by changing work-related situations...

WorkSafe processes needs fixing: Ombudsman

October 4, 2016
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Victoria’s workers compensation scheme must be recalibrated to ensure that complex claims are resolved in a fair and timely manner, a Victorian Ombudsman investigation has found. The Investigation into the management of complex workers compensation claims and WorkSafe oversight report found that, while the workers compensation scheme was operating well in...

TWU helps create full-time jobs in EA

September 29, 2016
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TWU Members staying strong at Fonterra in Darnum, West Gippsland. A thumbs-up as members approached the final stage of the EBA Milk-carters have voted to accept a new three-year EBA offered by regional milk processing company Fonterra. The key points of the hard-fought for agreement are a two-per-cent or CPI...

Transport company sued by whistleblower driver

August 24, 2016
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A former employee whistleblower against a trucking company that faced dozens of fatigue management charges is suing the company for almost $690,000 in damages. Stephen James Gleeson, 43, previously worked as operations manager for Tully-based Blenner’s Transport – in Far North Queensland – and spoke out on ABC program Four...

STARTRACK DELEGATES CONFERENCE

July 21, 2016
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Photo caption: TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) senior organiser John Parker (front, centre) and senior Startrack delegate Clive Dennis (second from right) with Startrack delegates. The annual Startrack state delegates-management conference was held on Tuesday this week at the company’s Tullamarine headquarters. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) senior organiser John Parker said the one-day...

National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual

July 6, 2016
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Victoria and Queensland have joined the ACT, NSW, SA and Tasmania in implementing the National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) believes the manual, which came into effect on 1 July, will improve vehicle standards compliance and help reduce vehicle downtime. NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said...