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...

TOLL AGREEMENT SIGNED OFF – CONGRATULATIONS ALL

September 26, 2017
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Following months of tough negotiations and agreed workplace consultations, the TWU Toll Negotiating Committee and Toll have reached an agreement endorsed resoundingly by members in yards across Australia. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Assistant Secretary Chris Fennell, who was on the negotiating committee, congratulated members who, through solidarity and unity, maintained pressure...

TRARALGON MEMBERS DINNER

September 25, 2017
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Another successful TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Member Dinner has been held with a huge turnout for the annual Traralgon event. We are truly proud of the unity of our grassroots members – it is this unity that holds the union together and makes it possible for us to fight hard for things...

UNACCEPTABLE: Transdev buses pulled off the road after failing safety blitz

September 20, 2017
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Many of Transdev’s buses have been deemed unroadworthy, according to The Age. Transdev are having up to 100 buses taken off the road as a result of a recent VicRoads audit. Victoria’s transport safety watchdog, Transport Safety Victoria (TSV), said it was the highest number of defective buses it had...