COLES & TWU SIGN AGREEMENT TO ENSURE SAFETY & FAIRNESS IN THE COLES SUPPLY CHAIN AND ON-DEMAND ECONOMY

May 23, 2018
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The TWU and supermarket giant Coles have signed two important Statements of Principles that will ensure safe and fair conditions for workers in the Coles supply chain and the on-demand economy. The first Statement, signed at the TWU National Council in Adelaide by Coles Managing Director John Durkan and TWU...

TWU PUTTING PRESSURE ON ECONOMIC POWERS

May 5, 2018
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With companies increasingly working across state and international borders, it is becoming more important for the TWU to coordinate its activities and build worker power on a national and, in the case of battling global economic giants, international stage. To this end, TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) Secretary John Berger, along with...

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...

CC Containers members: Found voice in workplace after joining the TWU

October 23, 2017
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WORKERS at CC Containers began 2017 toiling away without knowing if they were being paid the right whack or correct penalties and conditions under the company’s complex pay and grading system. Well, they know now! After contacting the TWU, these workers – many of whom are first time union members – have gone through a...

TWU PROTESTS ALDI’S CUT-RATE CONTRACTS PUTTING MOTORISTS AT RISK

October 13, 2017
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Watch the video of TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) SECRETARY JOHN BERGER address the rally over Aldi’s outrageous treatment of workers. Global supermarket giant Aldi is successful because it undercuts the competition. But the cheap groceries would not be possible without Aldi’s low-cost wages. It is the hidden shame of the supermarket...

BUNCH OF SHOW OFFS!

October 5, 2017
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Most Australians would agree that too many public holidays are barely enough and know to call the union if an employer is trying to force them to work a public holiday.  And so it was for TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) members working for Toll Tasmania out of its Burnie and Devonport depots who raised concerns a while back about a long-standing company policy of rostering them to work on the local...