CAN YOU DIG IT???

August 28, 2018
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The Andrews Government this morning pledged a game-changing $50 billion underground suburban rail network linking every major rail line in Melbourne, as well as the airport rail. This work will take decades & that’s great news for our tip truck drivers members with legislation currently progressing through State Parliament that...

TWU CRITICISES QANTAS BONUS FOR WORKERS

August 24, 2018
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The TWU has criticised a Qantas bonus which many workers won’t receive at all while others won’t receive for years. The union highlighted record profits in the aviation industry while workers struggle with part time hours and low rates. TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine said: “This is a joke. Qantas...

SAFE RATES IN SAFER HANDS- in a future Labor Government

August 22, 2018
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The Coalition was ripping itself apart in Parliament House again today and current PM Malcolm Turnbull admitted defeat, bowed to people power and killed off his signature policy – big business company tax cuts. Just like he laid to waste the RSRT. Meanwhile, in the same building, the TWU and...

Truck driving ranked most dangerous job in nation, study finds

August 21, 2018
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It’s worse than we thought, a review of 12 yrs of insurance claims finds truck drivers are 13 times more likely to die at work than any other profession in Australia. Also, one million work weeks lost to sickness over past 12 years. Watch the press conference in Parliament House...

TWU TASSIE DELEGATES HAVE SAY IN CANBERRA

August 20, 2018
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On 7 August TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) Delegates raised concerns with Tasmanian Senator Catyrna Bilyk about a lack of safe places and rest stops for trucks to pull over on Tasmania’s major highways. The Sen. then wasted no time in taking the matter to Canberra, telling the Federal Senate on 16...

BREAKING: DRIVERS STRIKE BUS DEALS

August 15, 2018
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Over the last 24 hours your Delegate-led negotiating teams from CDC & Transdev have been locked in discussions to secure the future for Victorian bus drivers. Following discussions with Government and operators yesterday and today – led by Branch Secretary John Berger and bus organisers Mike McNess, Bob Lean and...

TWU SLAMS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OVER DANGEROUS EXPLOITATION OF JETSTAR CREW

August 15, 2018
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The TWU is demanding that the Federal Government immediately address the safety breaches and exploitation occurring as a result of overseas cabin crew working on Australian domestic flights. Jetstar cabin crew from Thailand are working on internal flights for base rates of just $100 per week, as revealed by ABC...

National Office Transition

August 13, 2018
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The TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) welcomes the appointment of Michael Kaine as new National Secretary. After over 30 years working at the TWU – at the helm of the NSW branch and as National Secretary, Tony Sheldon is stepping down to run for the Senate. Michael during his time as National Assistant...

TWU TRANSDEV and CDC bus drivers to strike for 24 hours next Thursday

August 11, 2018
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The TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) has notified bus operators CDC and Transdev that its members will be proceeding with protected industrial action in the form of full 24-hour work stoppages from the first bus next Thursday, 16 August. TWU members are negotiating the 2018 Victorian Bus Industry Agreement, which seeks to...