TWU POWER AT CHANGE THE RULES RALLY

October 23, 2018
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TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger told 160,000 protesting unionists at today’s Australian Unions rally in Melbourne that transport industry workers are also bearing the brunt of Australia’s broken industrial relations system.   But he said, while the Coalition ripped down the Road Safety Tribunal in the dead of night,...

BIG TWU BUS WIN – VENTURA

October 19, 2018
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We are very pleased to report that our bus members and organisers had another big Bus Industry Agreement 2018 win this week. The decision to suspend a planned 24-hour stoppage scheduled for today was made by TWU Ventura negotiating committee members after the company met the union’s claims at a...

STALWART TNT MEMBER RETIRES

October 16, 2018
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The much-respected John Douglas spent the past 50 years of his working life with TNT and has been a staunch TWU member since 1976. Through good times and bad, John has always been more than willing to assist his fellow workers and fight for right. It’s never fun to see...

Employers risk fines if they refuse leave for union rally

October 14, 2018
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Employers who refuse to allow their employees to take leave to attend this month’s Australia Needs A Payrise union rally may be breaking Australia’s workplace laws. Leading industrial law firm Maurice Blackburn says under the Fair Work Act, employees have a right not to be discriminated against because of their...

SHOCK FINDINGS: TWU CABIN CREW SEXUAL HARASSMENT SURVEY

October 8, 2018
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A survey of airline cabin crew shows 65% of respondents have experienced sexual harassment, with one in five crew reporting more than 10 incidents of sexual harassment. Four out of five cabin crew experienced sexual harassment from co-workers while three out of five experienced it from passengers. Reports include serious...

AVIATION WORKERS PROTEST POOR PAY & CONDITIONS

October 2, 2018
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The TWU held protests across Australia today as part of a global day of action being taken by aviation workers enduring poverty wages, poor conditions, increased casualisation and high turnover. Protesters also demanded an end to forced part-time hours that see workers rostered to work as few as three hours...

GLOBAL AVIATION PROTESTS TUESDAY

September 27, 2018
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Aviation workers will protest poor pay and conditions next week as a report shows low standards are impacting on aviation safety and security. We must #ChangeTheRules. Protests are taking place across Australia as part of a global day of action by airport workers. Fire up and force change! Protesters will demand...

Vic Labor Deliveroo’s for On-Demand Workers

September 24, 2018
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The Andrews Labor Government will launch an Australian-first inquiry into the on-demand workforce and gig economy, following widespread claims of workers being underpaid and poorly treated. The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) congratulates the government on establishing the Victorian Inquiry into the On-Demand Workforce, which will investigate the conditions of workers working to digital...

Morrison Mocks Truck Drivers

September 21, 2018
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PM Scott Morrison has blood on his hands after voting to scrap the Road Safety Tribunal in 2015, but that didn’t stop him playing truck driver yesterday.    The media stunt was yet another slap in the face to all transport workers – particularly professional truck drivers – and all...