UNITED & STRONG. INDUSTRY-WIDE SOLIDARITY.

February 21, 2017
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TWU Delegates working in the transport industry spanning from aviation, bus, logistics and road transport yesterday came together today in a massive day at the TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Port Melbourne headquarters – it is great that we have each other’s back. United and strong we stand in 2017 for a better...

Stop The Attack On Owner Drivers: ATA Elections

February 9, 2017
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Frank Black, a longstanding TWU member, has been driving big rigs for 30 years now – for 10 of those, he’s been the voice of owner drivers on the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) Board. If you’re an owner-driver you can help Frank continue to stand up for your rights and...

2017 TWU Safety Summit – a message by Branch Secretary John Berger

February 9, 2017
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The TWU places such high priority on workplace safety because, in the transportation sector more than any other across the Australian community, it means the difference between life and death. Tragically, Safe Work Australia statistics for 2016 show, out of a total of 176 work-related deaths Australia-wide last year, 63...

TWU SAFETY SUMMIT TO TACKLE HIGH DEATH & INJURY RATES IN TRUCKING

January 31, 2017
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The Transport Workers’ Union will hold a Safety Summit in Sydney this Friday, February 3rd, bringing together truck drivers, industry, academics and politicians to devise ways to deal with the crisis in trucking. Speakers will include Labor Senator and former TWU Federal Councillor Glenn Sterle, NSW Nationals Senator John Williams,...

NEW DATA PROVES JOINING A UNION EQUALS BETTER PAY

January 26, 2017
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Workers on enterprise agreements are paid 25% more than workers on awards or the minimum wage, according to ACTU analysis of newly-released Australian Bureau of Statistics data. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Acting Secretary Chris Fennell said the statistics strongly confirmed that the hard work undertaken by Union organisers and delegates on behalf...

TASMANIAN TRUCK DRIVERS MEMORIAL

January 26, 2017
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FAMILY, friends, workmates and colleagues stood side-by-side and, some, arm-in-arm, at the Tasmanian Truck Drivers Memorial last Saturday to honour those who have lost their lives at work – on and off the road. The memorial is established at the Epping Forest Road House in the Northern Midlands. Twin walls of the...

UNITED & STRONG FOR 2017

January 12, 2017
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The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) recently welcomed some VIP’s when delegates from Toll, TNT and Linfox gathered at head office over three days to talk shop in the lead-up to their respective 2017 EBA’s. Branch Secretary John Berger said last week that he could not be more confident in those delegates...

INJURED AT WORK? We fight and fight and WIN

December 21, 2016
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TRUCK driver Ian Ammon has been in constant pain since a crippling workplace accident over two years ago. On May 11, 2014, the Leongatha-based Devondale Murray Goulburn employee, whose job involved driving a 30,000 litre tanker from dairy to dairy in the Gippsland to collect milk, was sent flying when...

NEW AND IMPROVED QGS EBA ON THE TABLE

November 17, 2016
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 NEW AND IMPROVED QGS EBA ON THE TABLE Your TWU member-led negotiating team has worked hard to improve conditions at QGS and secure the bonuses on offer to Qantas Group workers. After months of negotiations we’ve reached an in-principle Agreement which you’ll soon vote on. WHAT’S IN THE NEW AGREEMENT?...