THE WARNING TO EMPLOYERS IS CLEAR – IF YOU COST A WORKER THEIR LIFE, YOU’LL PAY.

February 14, 2018
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Workplace fatalities shatter families. No worker should die on the job. And no one is above the law. Unions have led the campaign for industrial manslaughter and we welcome Tasmanian Labor’s announcement that they will make workplace safety a top priority and legislate for industrial manslaughter in their first year...

ATTENTION AVIATION MEMBERS: IMPORTANT AEROCARE SURVEY

February 9, 2018
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Aerocare employees along with the TWU are pushing for better wages and conditions.  That’s why we are pursuing cases in the Fair Work Commission to ensure Aerocare drops its agreements and negotiates a better deal with staff. Our analysis shows Aerocare employees are even better off under the award, which gives four-hour...

Truck drivers still aren’t paid for all the work they do, leading to fatigue: Independent Industry Expert

January 30, 2018
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More than a year after the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) was abolished, truck drivers are still likely to be working hours they are not paid for. Surveys show this lack of pay and regulation leads to dangerous fatigue. Truck drivers are often paid based on productivity. Five large surveys of Australian long distance truck drivers all show...

SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSION WINS “NOTHING SHORT OF FANTASTIC”

January 27, 2018
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The TWU have kicked-off 2018 with two significant wins in the Victorian Small Business Commission, in both cases we fought managerial decisions to terminate members’ without appropriate notice. The results meant these members can look forward to a more secure and better future.  Case 1  – Long-term Owner Driver Member...

IF EVER THERE WAS A TIME FOR STRONG UNIONS, IT IS NOW

January 25, 2018
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We were expecting the attacks on workers for 2018 to begin on 1 January – and, sadly, we were not wrong. The 2018 CEO wish list has been released and it is a vision for a continuation of the current record low wage growth and push towards increasing casualisation and...

UNITED WE STAND – AND WIN

January 11, 2018
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Twenty years ago this week a group of staunch TWU members accepted a package from Mayne Nickless after six weeks on the picket line.  Mayne’s does not exist anymore but the TWU is still here to represent and protect its members. Read the story below of this seminal victory –...

TWU CABIN CREW CAMPAIGN UPDATE

December 15, 2017
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Our national cabin crew campaign is hitting new heights this month with the roll-out of the first ever TWU Cabin Crew Industry Survey. To complement this TWU branches in every state and territory are stepping up activity and representation of cabin crew.   This survey is an important culmination of work done to ensure all cabin...

ALPHA FLIGHT SERVICES EBA – UNITY & STRENGTH GETS THE JOB DONE

December 7, 2017
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Our united TWU team at Alpha Flight Services ensure passengers enjoy their in-flight refreshments day in and day out. They have also now done themselves – and their mates – a huge service. Members recently won major conditions in their EBA and have even secured a tailored income protection scheme...

2017 BRANCH MEMBER DINNERS – GOOD TIMES WITH GOOD PEOPLE

December 2, 2017
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Dear Members, A true personal highlight for 2017 was attending all Branch member dinners held across Victoria and Tasmania. The evenings were all relaxing nights with great company and a good chance for guests to find out what’s happening in other sectors of the transport industry. They were also a...