TRUCKIES SPEAK OUT AFTER HITTING ROCK BOTTOM – FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FAILS TO ADDRESS INDUSTRY CRISIS

November 9, 2017
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The Federal Government must be held responsible for failing to address the crisis in the transport industry which has left truck drivers struggling, the TWU has said. Lives and livelihoods have been ruined because of gaps in legislation which have allowed companies to massively reduce rates for owner drivers, as...

TWU CABIN CREW DELEGATES – FIGHTING FOR BETTER EMPLOYMENT

November 9, 2017
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Cabin crew delegates are in Sydney for training on our pan-industry campaign. Whether you are a Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin, Vara or Tiger employee you deserve decent employment conditions. These guys are planning on making that happen. STRONGER – TOGETHER      

SAFETY MESSAGE FROM TASSIE 

November 7, 2017
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Ever looked at a job and thought ‘this will only take a second’?   Ever thought that there was a way you ‘should’ do a job but, due to expectations from co-workers or even the boss, have taken risks?  And, even though this risk seemed irrelevant at the time, have you...

READ JOHN BERGER’S OPINION ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN TODAY’S THE HOBART MERCURY – Cheap food at Aldi comes at a big cost for truck drivers and families

November 6, 2017
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GLOBAL supermarket giant Aldi has steamrolled through the Australian retail sector courtesy of cheap prices that undercut the competition. Sadly, it is now obvious that a key ingredient of the German giant’s success is a low-cost wage strategy. There is currently no Aldi in Tasmania but, if the groundswell of...

Brisbane park renamed in honour of slain bus driver

October 29, 2017
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The TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) have made much progress over many years driving up safety conditions across the bus industry, but while drivers are open to attack there is still work to be done. TWU members are strong and stick together and, as our campaign for bus driver safety continues, we...

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...

STARTRACK EBA UPDATE

October 5, 2017
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The Startrack National Negotiation Committee has been holding enterprise agreement meetings with company management over the last few months to discuss your Log of Claims with steady progress being made.  The TWU has a large membership base among employees of the national transport and logistics company.   Startrack’s current offer is for a three year agreement containing a 2-per-cent salary increase each year through the life of the agreement and a 1-per-cent per annum...