ALPHA EBA UPDATE – More workers join TWU for a better future

April 11, 2017
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Over recent months the TWU has been inundated with membership applications from Alpha workers. Our feedback is that these workers have been impressed with how the EBA is progressing and literally want to get on board and join the united front of those colleagues who stood up and advised Alpha that...

TRANSDEV ATTACKS WORKERS’ ENTITLEMENTS

April 10, 2017
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Key penalties, conditions and entitlements of Transdev employees are under attack. Transdev is using a great deal of spin to claim that by introducing more casual and part-time workers, in preference to full-time employees, it will improve labour flexibility! Transdev is also trying to con staff into believing that dispensing with Sunday Shift Workers...

FUTURE FOCUS ON WORKERS

April 10, 2017
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Branch Secretary John Berger, along with Unions Tasmania Secretary Jessica Munday (far left), met with new Tasmanian Labor Leader Rebecca White (far right) and Deputy Leader Michelle O’Byrne (second from left). The meeting was important for the future of transport workers in Tasmania. We look forward to continuing important discussions...

An important message from TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger

April 3, 2017
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The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) has demanded a full explanation from the Victorian Government after it released plans for a 24/7 ban on trucks using suburban streets in Yarraville and Footscray to begin when the Western Distributor road project opens. The ban could force many thousands of owner-driver members – who can...

TOLL MEMBERS – TOGETHER WE CAN WIN!

March 13, 2017
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Toll delegates from every State and Territory showed company representatives they are ready for a tough battle at a pre-bargaining meeting held in Sydney last week. The message from your member-led negotiation team: stand strong and be prepared for a big fight – Watch the message now.   The company tried...

Thousands of Union Members March Through Melbourne: Warn the Turnbull Government that Enough is Enough.

March 9, 2017
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What a day! Over 15,000 Union members yesterday marched in solidarity through the streets of Melbourne to tell the Turnbull Government that its war on workers has got to stop. Transport workers were in heavy attendance to show that we will not be silenced or stop fighting. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch)...

TWU Tipper Members Circle Parliament to Protest Pay-by-the-Load System – Listen to Branch Secretary John Berger stand up for members on 3AW

March 7, 2017
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Angry tip truckers drove circles around Victoria’s Parliament House this morning to deliver a blunt message to Spring St: dangerously low industry load-based incentives are compromising safety for all road users. The horn-blaring protest was designed to drive the message home to Spring St politicians that safety-related issues will never be...

Thanking a great Union man for a great job – Peter Harvey

March 3, 2017
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This week we took the opportunity to present former Ventura delegate Peter Harvey with his 40-year TWU Membership. It is important to recognise the important and vital work done by Peter. He started driving buses at the age of 18 and joined the TWU at 26. Peter has saw his...

BUS DELEGATES MEET TO DETERMINE INDUSTRY AGREEMENT CLAIM

February 28, 2017
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TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) bus delegates met at Branch headquarters last Friday to determine the claim for the 2018 TWU/BAV Victorian Bus Industry Agreement. Delegates from across the industry discussed the claim with TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Senior Bus Organiser Mike McNess and Bus Organisers Bob Lean and Imran Malik. Branch Secretary John...