CHANGE THE RULES RALLY SHUTS DOWN CBD

May 9, 2018
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The TWU flag flew high and mighty as up to 100,000 fired-up unionists shut down Melbourne’s CBD today to protest Australia’s fundamentally broken industrial system. The three-hour rally was the first of the ACTU’s recently-launched “Change the Rules” campaign. The TWU stands with all unions in pushing for a complete...

JETSTAR CABIN CREW EA UPDATE

May 7, 2018
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After a hard fight, Jetstar Cabin Crew have WON a great agreement that includes: • Retention of existing protections from previous agreements, • 3% pay rises each year, backdated to May 1, 2017, and • Fairer calculations of payments for working on days off. Goes to show what a strong...

TWU PUTTING PRESSURE ON ECONOMIC POWERS

May 5, 2018
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With companies increasingly working across state and international borders, it is becoming more important for the TWU to coordinate its activities and build worker power on a national and, in the case of battling global economic giants, international stage. To this end, TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) Secretary John Berger, along with...

TWU-BUS POWER IN MOTION & TRANSDEV EA UPDATE

May 4, 2018
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TWU-BUS has had an extremely active start to 2018, fighting for your rights and organising for secure jobs and pay rises during ongoing EA negotiations with operators. I can report that non-TWU workers from operators big and small are starting to understand what the TWU can do for them and...

TWU: WILL CHALLENGE SUBSTANDARD AGREEMENT AND RALLY FOR CHANGE

May 3, 2018
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Need more evidence that the rules are broken and badly lop-sided against workers? Aviation services company Aerocare put its latest sub-standard agreement offer to a vote this week that was neither secret or transparent – it was conducted on the company’s internal online system and employees were sent a message...

TWU-BUS: CDC EA UPDATE

April 28, 2018
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CDC TWU-BUS Delegates have met at TWU headquarters to discuss upcoming EA negotiations. CDC are a Bus Association of Victoria (BAV) member, and have common conditions with the rest of the Victorian Bus Industry. The CDC EA’s include conditions from several previous operators detailing different conditions in a number of...

WHY THE TWU RECOMMENDS AEROCARE WORKERS VOTE “NO” TO THE NEW AGREEMENT

April 27, 2018
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At 00.01 Friday April 27th another ballot will open for a new agreement at Aerocare.  The TWU is recommending that you vote “No” to the agreement and we want to make sure you know why. Since January 2017, the TWU has tried to have meaningful negotiations with Aerocare to ensure...

AIRPORT PROFITS SOAR WHILE AEROCARE WORKERS URGED TO VOTE NO

April 26, 2018
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A new ACCC report shows profits by the four main airports has surpassed $2 billion, as airport employees this week face a major attack on their livelihoods. Total profits for Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane airports have risen from $1.8 billion last year, according to the ACCC’s latest annual Airport Monitoring Report. The news...