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?...

EBA Updates

September 12, 2016
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Martin Brower EBA finalised TWU members nationally voted to accept the new Martin Brower EA on August 4. Negotiations for the hard-fought agreement began with the company in April. The document had been voted down by members on June 27 because of the company’s attack on classifications. The company had...

Training and OHS training information

July 13, 2016
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information to come