BUS DRIVER SAFETY MUST BE PRIORITY #1

June 27, 2019
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Physical or verbal abuse should never be part of any job, but that is sadly still a reality for many hard-working bus drivers. And the stress of working under tight timetables, road rage and handling fare evasion just compounds the issues related to passenger aggression inside the bus. The TWU...

DRIVERS TAKE ACTION

June 4, 2019
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Staunch TWU Martyrs bus members were on the picket line from early this morning. The drivers elected to take the protected industrial action following months of negotiations and after receiving the operators latest sub-standard and insulting wage offer. The strike – which stopped all Martyrs services – follows other authorised...

BUS STRIKE TOMORROW

June 3, 2019
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TWU Martyrs bus members will take protected industrial action tomorrow following months of negotiations and after receiving the operators latest sub-standard and insulting wage offer. Tomorrow’s strike – which will impact bus runs in northern Victoria – follows other authorised protests taken recently by Victorian bus drivers – the first...

TWU BUS – BBQ’s & EBA’s

May 29, 2019
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TWU Bus Organisers and Branch Secretary John Berger continue to hold BBQ’s for members, including recently at CDC Oakleigh, CDC Wyndham and Ventura Seaford. The Branch has more of these events planned this year so get along, if there is not a BBQ planned for your yard contact your Delegate...

TWU WOMEN – POWERFUL TOGETHER

March 18, 2019
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TWU women members are out there every day fighting for a fairer and safer transport industry for all workers. This month the world celebrated International Women’s Day 201 under the theme ‘Powerful Together’. The TWU has an ever-growing female membership and we are particularly proud to be training an increasing number...

TWU BUS DYSONS MEMBERS CLAIM 4+1

March 16, 2019
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Another great result for our Branch Bus Section with Dysons members unanimously voting to accept the 2018-2021 EA. Thank you to all our TWU members, Delegates and Officials and the Dysons EA Committee for all of the hard work, support and determination needed to achieve this successful outcome. A TWU...

BUS STALWART RETIRES

February 21, 2019
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Rolled gold union man Bruce Hill has called time and retired from the workforce. The widely-respected Latrobe Valley Bus Lines (LVBL) driver has been a steadfast TWU member for 43 years after joining the Union on 14 October 1975. Generations of union members have fought hard for the things that...

TWU BUS STRONGER-TOGETHER

January 21, 2019
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In 2018, the TWU (Vic/Tas) Branch delivered the best bus driver industry EBA in 28 years and, make no mistake, the 4+1 was a big win that secured the future for members. We also secured many noteworthy agreement inclusions and did not give up any existing conditions! So thank you...

BIG WIN – IN-PRINCIPLE AGREEMENT REACHED WITH THE DYSON GROUP

December 14, 2018
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Our TWU Bus members had another big win today after receiving an offer from the Dyson Group that we believe meets our log of claims.   We now have an in-principle agreement and your EA negotiating committee have agreed to suspend next Tuesday’s proposed 24-hour strike.   This will allow...