IT’S TIME TO CHANGE THE RULES

March 10, 2018
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Today the ACTU has launched the biggest union advertising campaign in decades. The message is simple: Big business has too much power and Australians need more secure jobs and a wage rise. It’s the largest single ad campaign by the ACTU in more than a decade, since the Your Rights at...

THIS – AND EVERY – LONG WEEKEND HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE BLOOD, SWEAT, MUSCLE & SOLIDARITY OF THE UNION MOVEMENT. YOU ARE WELCOME!

March 9, 2018
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TWU members work in time-critical industries and many will be punching the clock across the entire Labour Day weekend to ensure everybody else can enjoy the time off. Planes wouldn’t take off, party supplies wouldn’t get delivered to shops, buses wouldn’t operate and the garbage wouldn’t be collected….the list goes...

TWU WINS PROTECTIONS FOR PART-TIME TRUCK DRIVERS

March 7, 2018
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Truck drivers have won strong protections against exploitation after the Fair Work Commission approved TWU safeguards for part-time work. The safeguards mean employers will be forced to pay financial penalties if drivers on part-time arrangements work full-time hours, to ensure part-time work is not used as a way for not...

TWU STALWART KEN GRIFFIN RETIRES AS TOLL DELEGATE

March 5, 2018
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The much-respected Ken Griffin has spent over 40 years – his entire working life – behind the wheel and has been a TWU member since 1976. He was a successful TWU Delegate at various companies over the years and we were genuinely sad when Ken announced he would be retiring...

LABOR PLANS INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS CHANGES TO BOOST WAGES FOR LOW-PAID WORKERS

March 3, 2018
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Labor plans to Change the Rules to boost wages for low-paid workers and make their jobs more secure. Shadow workplace employment and workplace relations minister Brendan O’Connor has outlined Federal Labor’s intended shift away from negotiating pay deals workplace by workplace towards industry wide bargaining. The reason Labor is able to create...

ATTENTION AEROCARE WORKERS – YOU ARE BEING RIPPED OFF! HELP THE TWU END THESE SHOCKING LOW RATES

March 3, 2018
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Aerocare workers – Do something for your future and fill in this survey today: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CQK9QPW. The information gathered will help support TWU actions against Aerocare’s attempts to introduce split shifts in the aviation industry and other cost-cutting measures that will impact on safety and well-being of staff and passengers. The...

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...