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...

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...

BUS DRIVERS LOSE AFTER FWC ABOLISHES DOUBLE TIME

February 27, 2017
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Victorian bus drivers stand to lose $108 per 8 hour shift on a Sunday as a result of a Fair Work Australia ruling to abolish double time.

Workers’ power on Melbourne’s buses – State Secretary visits depots

February 22, 2017
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Branch Secretary John Berger has been doing the rounds and talking to TWU bus drivers about the important issues in the industry. It’s important to recognise and appreciate these hard-working TWU members who keep us moving, get us to work, the kids to school and the whole family back together safely again...

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...

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...

G4S SECURITY STRIKE OVER CUTS TO WAGES AND CONDITIONS

June 19, 2018
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TWU members working for global security giant G4S are standing up and fighting back against management’s unfair and unacceptable EA offer, cuts to penalty rates and sub-standard conditions. In striking for 24 hours last Friday these staunch members sent a powerful message to management that full-time workers in Australia deserve...

TIME TO STAND UP & FIGHT BACK

June 13, 2018
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Australia has the highest rate of insecure work in the OECD. This sad fact is dragging down wages and making people financially and emotionally stressed. It’s time to #changetherules. Join your Union today. Stronger Together.