UNITED & STRONG IN 2017

May 11, 2017
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The Union’s Port Melbourne offices have been bustling with activity this year as delegates from all transport industries have been in to prepare members’ claims or assist in negotiating one of the 50-odd EBAs the Branch will work on this year. It is just another example of the long hours...

THANK YOU VIO – Long-standing Ventura delegate

May 9, 2017
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The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) would like to thank Ventura delegate Vio Simian for all of his invaluable assistance and support over many years. Like all TWU delegates, Vio spent much of his spare time working tirelessly to ensure his fellow members were treated fairly and with respect. Vio, based at...

MURRAY GOULBURN CLOSURES – An important update for members.

May 2, 2017
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The TWU has positive news for members following extended discussions held with Murray Goulburn since this week’s announcement that the company will close three factories within the next 18 months. Murray Goulburn notified the Australian Securities Exchange on Tuesday that the Rochester and Kiewa factories in northern Victoria will cease all...

QAL & QCCA EBA UPDATE

April 13, 2017
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Negotiations are continuing for EBA 10 with more meetings scheduled for the next two weeks. Your claims are progressing, but we are not landing anytime soon!  

ALPHA EBA UPDATE – More workers join TWU for a better future

April 11, 2017
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Over recent months the TWU has been inundated with membership applications from Alpha workers. Our feedback is that these workers have been impressed with how the EBA is progressing and literally want to get on board and join the united front of those colleagues who stood up and advised Alpha that...

TRANSDEV ATTACKS WORKERS’ ENTITLEMENTS

April 10, 2017
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Key penalties, conditions and entitlements of Transdev employees are under attack. Transdev is using a great deal of spin to claim that by introducing more casual and part-time workers, in preference to full-time employees, it will improve labour flexibility! Transdev is also trying to con staff into believing that dispensing with Sunday Shift Workers...

FUTURE FOCUS ON WORKERS

April 10, 2017
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Branch Secretary John Berger, along with Unions Tasmania Secretary Jessica Munday (far left), met with new Tasmanian Labor Leader Rebecca White (far right) and Deputy Leader Michelle O’Byrne (second from left). The meeting was important for the future of transport workers in Tasmania. We look forward to continuing important discussions...

An important message from TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger

April 3, 2017
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The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) has demanded a full explanation from the Victorian Government after it released plans for a 24/7 ban on trucks using suburban streets in Yarraville and Footscray to begin when the Western Distributor road project opens. The ban could force many thousands of owner-driver members – who can...

TOLL MEMBERS – TOGETHER WE CAN WIN!

March 13, 2017
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Toll delegates from every State and Territory showed company representatives they are ready for a tough battle at a pre-bargaining meeting held in Sydney last week. The message from your member-led negotiation team: stand strong and be prepared for a big fight – Watch the message now.   The company tried...