Over winter already? Take a chill pill, these dedicated members work in -18 C every day.

July 12, 2017
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The first job for many members this morning would have been removing ice from the windscreen before heading off to the day job. That’s winter in southern Australia. But TWU members who work in refrigeration rug up 365 days a year and work in -18 degree temperatures to ensure your...

UNION MOVEMENT PROTESTS COALITION’S ANTI-WORKER THUGGERY

June 21, 2017
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TWU members proudly marched with over 20,000 of our union comrades through Melbourne yesterday to protest against the Coalition’s war on workers. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger said the huge attendance reflected growing concerns not only within the union movement, but the entire Australian working classes, regarding the direction...

TWU SURVEY: WHAT GATE WORKERS WANT

June 13, 2017
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Negotiations have begun for a new EBA that will set rates of pay, standards and conditions for the next few years at Gate Aviation and Gate Gourmet sites across the country. View the TWU Gate Member Bargaining Survey  It’s time Gate workers received a fair, decent national Agreement – because...

UNITED FRONT AT TULLAMARINE

June 11, 2017
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TWU Work Safety Officers from Melbourne Airport have met with Aviation Organiser Dissio Markos and Delegate Trevor Still to discuss the big issues with employer ISS Facility Services. Membership is growing as TWU members are united to fight for their rights at ISS. Join the fight today – https://twu.asn.au/join-today/

QUBE EBA UPDATE

June 8, 2017
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Your negotiating team have been busy fighting for fair and secure jobs at Qube. The negotiations are in full swing. The EBA Committee are pushing management for an agreement with improved scope and quality, that will strengthen job security and ensure a skilled and stable workforce. Full updates next week...

Member Reminder – Payment for Training

June 8, 2017
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  If you are an existing employee and your employer requires you to attend training – you should be paid. This applies to update training, training in new methods, technologies or work. In Australia we don’t work for free and, in Victoria, transport workers have the TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) to...

CONGRATULATIONS PETER – A STAUNCH HONORARY TWU MEMBER

June 7, 2017
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  TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) Secretary John Berger has attended the Geelong depot of bus company CDC to present recently retired 40-year TWU member Peter J. Mills his honorary membership. John said the union would not be in the position it is today without the selflessness of those members who stand side-by-side,...

TWU MEMBERS SECURE ALPHA IN-PRINCIPLE AGREEMENT

June 5, 2017
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We only achieve wins together. The power we hold is only achieved through sticking together. Following protracted negotiations, TWU Alpha members have secured themselves a better future after reaching an in-principle agreement with their employer. Further information to follow shortly, a vote will be held in coming weeks to approve...

You’re invited! 2017 Member Dinners

May 27, 2017
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Big couple nights recently at the Bendigo and Shepparton member dinners. Congratulations to the members rewarded for their long term contributions to the movement. The Branch regularly hold events and training days to educate members and bring awareness to union activities. But, knowing that most of you enjoy nothing more...