ALPHA FLIGHT SERVICES EBA – UNITY & STRENGTH GETS THE JOB DONE

December 7, 2017
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Our united TWU team at Alpha Flight Services ensure passengers enjoy their in-flight refreshments day in and day out. They have also now done themselves – and their mates – a huge service. Members recently won major conditions in their EBA and have even secured a tailored income protection scheme...

TIPPER INDUSTRY UPDATE : WHEELS IN MOTION

December 6, 2017
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The TWU is currently in high-level discussions with the State Government and other industry stakeholders in regards to replacing the current pay-by-the-load system used on government infrastructure projects for tipper owner drivers with set, minimum rates. These discussions have been taking place since Premier Daniel Andrews announced the pay system...

TIP TOP DRIVERS TRAVEL TO CANBERRA TO DEMAND ACTION ON SAFETY & EXPLOITATION

December 6, 2017
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Exploited owner drivers working for bread manufacturer Tip Top are in Canberra today demanding that the Federal Government reinstate legislation that dealt exploitation and safety risks in transport supply chains. Tip Top, which operates in the Aldi supply chain, has been exposed over forcing drivers to struggle with weekly cuts...

2017 BRANCH MEMBER DINNERS – GOOD TIMES WITH GOOD PEOPLE

December 2, 2017
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Dear Members, A true personal highlight for 2017 was attending all Branch member dinners held across Victoria and Tasmania. The evenings were all relaxing nights with great company and a good chance for guests to find out what’s happening in other sectors of the transport industry. They were also a...

AVIATION INDUSTRY HOLDS NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST POVERTY CONDITIONS

November 29, 2017
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Airport workers across Australia today held protests over attempts to introduce industry-wide split shifts. The move will also have implications for other employee in other employment sectors, like nurses, aged care workers, electricians and shop workers. Protests were held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide airports against the move,...

BIG WIN FOR LINFOX TRUGANINA WORKERS

November 27, 2017
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Following months of tough negotiations and workplace consultations, your TWU national negotiating committee can announce that members working at Linfox Truganina now have a more secure future after several key issues were won by the Linfox National Negotiating team as management conceded at the last EBA meeting last week. This...

FAIR WORK REJECTS AN AEROCARE ATTEMPT TO LEGALISE WAGE THEFT

November 27, 2017
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The Fair Work Commission has rejected an appeal of the latest enterprise agreement by Aerocare, the aviation company at the centre of a scandal involving below poverty rates and staff sleeping rough at airports. The ruling follows Aerocare’s attempts to enforce wage theft with below award rates and illegal split...

Wage theft endemic across Australia: New Report

November 21, 2017
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Revelations of systemic wage theft published today by academics Laurie Berg and Bassina Farbenblum show that the Turnbull Government is unwilling to stop employers breaking the law to protect working people. The Prime Minister and his Minister Michaelia Cash are more concerned with attacking working people than they are with...

TWU protest at ALDI stores across Australia

November 15, 2017
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Transport Workers’ Union members have protested across Australia amid claims Aldi has forced truck drivers to work ‘extraordinary hours’, leaving them exhausted and putting other lives ‘directly at risk.’ Tony Sheldon, the Transport Workers’ Union national secretary, told the Today Show on Wednesday employees were forced to speak out after Aldi refused...