TRUCK DRIVERS HOLD NATIONWIDE PROTESTS AGAINST ALDI OVER SAFETY & FREE SPEECH CONCERNS

February 28, 2018
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ALDI’s low cost contracts are so low they are putting a financial squeeze on transport operators, forcing them to cut corners on safety. ALDI must stop the race to the bottom to save lives on our roads. Truck drivers and their supporters angry at Aldi’s refusal to address safety concerns have protested...

TWU WARNS ON FLIGHT SAFETY IF SPLIT SHIFT CASE SUCCEEDS

February 25, 2018
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The TWU is warning that safety in aviation will be put at risk if a Federal Court case results in airport employees forced to work split shifts. The warning comes as the Federal Court gave the go-ahead for a case to proceed brought by aviation ground handling company Aerocare, the...

TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) MEMBER DINNERS 2018

February 23, 2018
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Dear Members, One of the real pleasures for TWU officials is attending the Branch regional member dinners held across Victoria and Tasmania. Last night we held the first dinner for 2018 in beautiful Rochester, it was a great night thanks to the great people sitting around the table. These dinners...

TWU-BUS EBA 2018 & PROTECTED ACTION APPLICATION SUCCESSFUL

February 19, 2018
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TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) Secretary John Berger has been meeting up with members as we get closer to kicking-off the 2018 TWU-BUS EBA discussions with each operator. John and TWU-BUS officials have recently held a few BBQ’s for members, including Transdev Doncaster, Dysons Bundoora, Ventura Dandenong and CDC Geelong. We have...

TIPPER INDUSTRY UPDATE: WHEELS IN MOTION

February 19, 2018
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The TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) happily reports that major progress has been made towards the introduction of safe rates in the tip-truck industry after the Transport Industry Council, of which the TWU is a member, last week endorsed a minimum rate for tip-truck Owner Drivers. These rates have now been sent...

TWU WILL RALLY AGAINST RUTHLESS ALPHA FLIGHT SERVICES JOB CUTS

February 15, 2018
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TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) Secretary John Berger has told distressed members that the union will fight tooth-and-nail for their jobs after Alpha Flight Services told staff this week that it will be ruthlessly sacking hundreds of full-time workers. Non-TWU members were later made aware of the union’s hardline stance – and...

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...

WHY SHOULD I CONTINUE TO BE A TWU-BUS MEMBER?

February 14, 2018
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A TWU-BUS member recently wrote to the TWU-BUS section with a query about the benefits of TWU membership. The member received the following reply – written by Senior Bus Organiser Mike McNess – highlighting a few obvious and hidden ways a TWU membership works for members each and every day....