ALDI ATTACK ON TRUCK DRIVERS RESUMES AFTER RETAILER REFUSES TO DROP CASE

June 29, 2018
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Aldi has said it will continue a Federal Court case attacking the right of truck drivers to speak out about safety in its supply chain rather than hold talks with the TWU. The wealthy retailer said it wanted to pursue the case rather than reach an agreement on safety in...

SENATOR GLENN STERLE NAMED SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR ROAD SAFETY

June 29, 2018
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The TWU welcomes the appointment of Senator Glenn Sterle – a former truck driver and TWU Organiser – as Shadow Assistant Minister for Road Safety.   Senator Glenn Sterle has been a staunch advocate for road safety and has tirelessly highlighted safety issues and abuses in the transport industry for...

TWU SUPPORTS LOCAL WORKERS IN YEAR-LONG PICKET – ONE DAY LONGER ONE DAY STRONGER

June 29, 2018
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TWU officials and members saluted the strength, courage and determination of 230 Longford gas maintenance workers and their families at a mass meeting held today to mark a year since they established a picket in their fight against Esso/Exxon and UGL. The workers had their contracts torn up and were...

JOIN THE FIGHT TO RESTORE PENALTY RATES

June 25, 2018
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This Sunday – July 1 – penalty rates for hundreds of thousands of hard-working hospitality, pharmacy, retail and fast food workers will be cut by another 15% – in total this will remove an estimated $1.3 billion from workers’ pay packets. These workers will then face reductions in their weekend...

ATTENTION ALL CDC TWU-BUS MEMBERS: IT’S TIME TO ACT

June 22, 2018
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CDC are attempting to trick employees by announcing insignificant pay increases. There is NO pay increase in July agreed by the TWU or your EA representatives. CDC are attempting to scam their own hard-working employees, they believe you might be foolish enough to think they are acting in good faith...

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.