TWU WILL RALLY AGAINST RUTHLESS ALPHA FLIGHT SERVICES JOB CUTS

February 15, 2018
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TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) Secretary John Berger has told distressed members that the union will fight tooth-and-nail for their jobs after Alpha Flight Services told staff this week that it will be ruthlessly sacking hundreds of full-time workers. Non-TWU members were later made aware of the union’s hardline stance – and...

THE WARNING TO EMPLOYERS IS CLEAR – IF YOU COST A WORKER THEIR LIFE, YOU’LL PAY.

February 14, 2018
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Workplace fatalities shatter families. No worker should die on the job. And no one is above the law. Unions have led the campaign for industrial manslaughter and we welcome Tasmanian Labor’s announcement that they will make workplace safety a top priority and legislate for industrial manslaughter in their first year...

WHY SHOULD I CONTINUE TO BE A TWU-BUS MEMBER?

February 14, 2018
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A TWU-BUS member recently wrote to the TWU-BUS section with a query about the benefits of TWU membership. The member received the following reply – written by Senior Bus Organiser Mike McNess – highlighting a few obvious and hidden ways a TWU membership works for members each and every day....

ATTENTION AVIATION MEMBERS: IMPORTANT AEROCARE SURVEY

February 9, 2018
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Aerocare employees along with the TWU are pushing for better wages and conditions.  That’s why we are pursuing cases in the Fair Work Commission to ensure Aerocare drops its agreements and negotiates a better deal with staff. Our analysis shows Aerocare employees are even better off under the award, which gives four-hour...

Truck drivers still aren’t paid for all the work they do, leading to fatigue: Independent Industry Expert

January 30, 2018
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More than a year after the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) was abolished, truck drivers are still likely to be working hours they are not paid for. Surveys show this lack of pay and regulation leads to dangerous fatigue. Truck drivers are often paid based on productivity. Five large surveys of Australian long distance truck drivers all show...

SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSION WINS “NOTHING SHORT OF FANTASTIC”

January 27, 2018
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The TWU have kicked-off 2018 with two significant wins in the Victorian Small Business Commission, in both cases we fought managerial decisions to terminate members’ without appropriate notice. The results meant these members can look forward to a more secure and better future.  Case 1  – Long-term Owner Driver Member...

STAY SAFE – STAY COOL: BUS INDUSTRY HEAT POLICY

January 25, 2018
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This summer will continue to be a hot one. TWU members may have already seen TWU-Bus officials out on the road handing out chilled bottles of water to heat stressed bus drivers at various bus stops and terminus around Melbourne. On Thursday, TWU-Bus officials handed out water at Chrinside Park,...

IF EVER THERE WAS A TIME FOR STRONG UNIONS, IT IS NOW

January 25, 2018
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We were expecting the attacks on workers for 2018 to begin on 1 January – and, sadly, we were not wrong. The 2018 CEO wish list has been released and it is a vision for a continuation of the current record low wage growth and push towards increasing casualisation and...

UNITED WE STAND – AND WIN

January 11, 2018
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Twenty years ago this week a group of staunch TWU members accepted a package from Mayne Nickless after six weeks on the picket line.  Mayne’s does not exist anymore but the TWU is still here to represent and protect its members. Read the story below of this seminal victory –...