HERALD SUN REPORT ON NEW TIP TRUCK PAY RATES

August 10, 2018
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TIP truck owner-drivers have won a potential windfall of more than $15 an hour on government projects under new minimum rates to be introduced by the Andrews ­Government. Treasurer Tim Pallas will today announce that mandatory industry pay rates will be adopted on all state government construction work where contracts...

BREAKING: BIG TWU WIN FOR TIPPER OWNER DRIVERS

August 9, 2018
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TWU tip truck owner driver members wake up to some very good news today – Andrews Government to introduce minimum mandatory rates on State Government infrastructure projects. VIC/TAS Branch Secretary John Berger said the groundbreaking new rates would help protect tip truck drivers from exploitation and being forced into unsafe practices...

Tassie Delegates Training In The News

August 8, 2018
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Great story in the Examiner newspaper profiling our Delegates Training in Launceston this week!!! To read the original story, click here. Also pasted below.   TWU of Victoria and Tasmania derides state of Tasmanian roads Workplace safety, the quality of the state’s roads and the number of truck stops are the...

TRAINING TASMANIAN GRASSROOTS LEADERS

August 7, 2018
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It was a great pleasure to have Tasmanian Labor leader Rebecca White, Tasmanian Labor Senator Catryna Bilyk and Unions Tasmania Secretary Jessica Munday attend a TWU Delegates training course in Tasmania today. Discussions centred around #ChangeTheRules and #saferates and it is great to have such inspiring leaders heading the charge. Branch Secretary John Berger...

DYSONS BUS EBA LOG OF CLAIMS

August 2, 2018
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The TWU and Delegates met with Dysons Management today in our first meeting to discuss the 2018 EA. The Log of Claims presented to Dysons included: Wage claim of 4% increase per year plus 1% to your super each year Rosters Consultation Clauses Double time for overtime on rail replacement Double...

BREAKING: OWNER DRIVER AMENDMENTS SECOND READ IN PARLIAMENT

July 26, 2018
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New Owner Driver laws are one step closer to reality after the Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Amendment Bill 2018 was second read in the Legislative Assembly yesterday. TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) Secretary John Berger said the Branch and members had fought long and hard for better rates and conditions for...

TWU WOMEN IN TRANSPORT – SPECIAL VIDEO

July 26, 2018
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Watch our special presentation of the stories of TWU women – in their own words. So many women have broken into professions in transport that were closed to them only a few years ago – they are trailblazers and role models. We are also extremely proud that so many women...

SOLIDARITY FOR CDC

July 25, 2018
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The support for CDC TWU bus drivers continues to pour in from around the country. We all know the rules are broken and they need to change and working people are right behind the fact that you are standing your digs and doing something about it. A special shout-out goes...

AEROCARE SEEKING SPLIT SHIFTS FOR ALL AIRPORT EMPLOYEES

July 25, 2018
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The TWU is warning that flying in Australia will become less safe if a company wins federal court approval for split shifts for airport workers. The court case taken by Aerocare, recently bought out by Swissport, opened yesterday and follows an exposé of staff on split shifts forced to sleep at...