DELIVERY RIDER FIGHT FOR RIGHTS IN FWC

July 4, 2018
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A delivery rider has told the Fair Work Commission that he deserves rights and protections, after Foodora unfairly sacked him earlier this year when he challenged their low rates and poor conditions. The hearing is the first involving an unfair dismissal of a food delivery rider in the on-demand economy....

WELCOME TO THE CLUB

July 3, 2018
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Well done to Toll employee Ian Holmes – one of the latest of our staunch members to reach the 40-year member milestone. The TWU exists solely to assist our members and we could not be as successful as we are without the hard work and commitment of our long-time, dedicated,...

WODONGA MEMBERS DINNER – THANKS ALL FOR A GREAT NIGHT

June 30, 2018
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The TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) holds 11 ever-popular regional member dinners this year through Victoria and Tasmania. And it was great to see so many members brave the cold and join us last night in Wodonga for what turned out to be a fun and informative evening. We were also honored...

ALDI ATTACK ON TRUCK DRIVERS RESUMES AFTER RETAILER REFUSES TO DROP CASE

June 29, 2018
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Aldi has said it will continue a Federal Court case attacking the right of truck drivers to speak out about safety in its supply chain rather than hold talks with the TWU. The wealthy retailer said it wanted to pursue the case rather than reach an agreement on safety in...

SENATOR GLENN STERLE NAMED SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR ROAD SAFETY

June 29, 2018
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The TWU welcomes the appointment of Senator Glenn Sterle – a former truck driver and TWU Organiser – as Shadow Assistant Minister for Road Safety.   Senator Glenn Sterle has been a staunch advocate for road safety and has tirelessly highlighted safety issues and abuses in the transport industry for...

TWU SUPPORTS LOCAL WORKERS IN YEAR-LONG PICKET – ONE DAY LONGER ONE DAY STRONGER

June 29, 2018
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TWU officials and members saluted the strength, courage and determination of 230 Longford gas maintenance workers and their families at a mass meeting held today to mark a year since they established a picket in their fight against Esso/Exxon and UGL. The workers had their contracts torn up and were...

JOIN THE FIGHT TO RESTORE PENALTY RATES

June 25, 2018
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This Sunday – July 1 – penalty rates for hundreds of thousands of hard-working hospitality, pharmacy, retail and fast food workers will be cut by another 15% – in total this will remove an estimated $1.3 billion from workers’ pay packets. These workers will then face reductions in their weekend...

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.