Unions help alleviate pressure on workers

October 27, 2016
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
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
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
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...


July 21, 2016
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
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...

Band-aid solution will not save 2,548 lives

July 4, 2016
The Transport Workers’ Union has cautioned against the dangers of not addressing lethal pressures that cause truck drivers to speed as a proposed new law calls for harsher speeding penalties on heavy vehicles. The Union’s warning came after the National Transport Commission recommended draft legislation that would see heavy vehicles...

L. Arthur Protected Action Ballot – Vote Yes and Stick Together.

May 25, 2016
DON’T LET L. ARTHUR TURN BACK TIME VOTE YES ON PROTECTED ACTION BALLOT THE BALLOT WILL BE SENT TO YOUR HOME SHORTLY NOT FOR SALE  L. Arthur have attempted to change your flexibility rights in your EBA in exchange for wage increases but L. Arthur never proposed these changes until...

Protest shuts down Port of Melbourne

December 17, 2015
Empty container drivers brought the Port of Melbourne to a halt this afternoon after withdrawing their labour in a protest against poor pay and conditions and safety concerns. Members, who haul empty shipping containers back into the port for the shipping lines to take back overseas or interstate, withdrew their...