SAFE AND SECURE SKIES

April 10, 2019
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The Branch continues to plan and act for stronger and more secure jobs in aviation and it was an absolute privilege to be part of the inaugural TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Airports Committee this week. We need Safe and Secure Skies and members must be in no doubt that we have...

TWU #CabinCrewToo Sexual Harassment Submission

March 28, 2019
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Thank you to everyone who contributed to the #CabinCrewToo campaign.You can read our submission to the Human Rights Commission inquiry on workplace sexual harassment here. The CabinCrewToo working group and TWU delegates are continuing to work to make airlines and airports safer.If you want to join the working group, have a story...

THE FIGHT FOR GENDER RIGHTS

March 12, 2019
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The TWU (Vic/Tas) Branch secured a big win for gender equality recently after recovering back pay for a casual short-haul Qantas flight attendant.  The member won two months in lost wages after being grounded without pay due to a documented pregnancy-related medical condition.  The TWU stepped in to assist the member as she had...

AIRPORTS MUST ENSURE BETTER, MORE SECURE JOBS

February 25, 2019
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An ACCC airport monitoring report released today found profits for Australia’s four main airports – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth – jumped to $2.2 billion in the last financial year. At the same time many aviation workers struggle to get more than 15 hours per week with many paid below...

TRANSPORT WORKERS – EVER-READY TO ASSIST

February 20, 2019
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Bus drivers to waste collectors to cash and prisoner carriers, truck drivers to aviation workers and all the rest – most transport industry jobs also provide an important community service. And transport workers are always ready to lend a hand. Like Jetstar cabin services officer Robyn who helped a mother...

MAKING AERO CARE

February 12, 2019
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BREAKING: The Fair Work Commission has today ruled Aerocare Swissport can no longer block our challenge against its low rates and shocking conditions.  It’s time to fight for a fair Aerocare! More to follow.

PROFITS MUST NOT GO BEFORE AVIATION SECUIRTY

January 15, 2019
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The TWU has been fighting a decline in standards across the aviation industry. We are fighting so airport workers will not be condemned to parlous working conditions and to ensure the industry remains as safe as possible for workers and commuters. The Vic/Tas Branch stands with the TWU (SA/NT Branch)...

Gift card email angers Qantas workers

December 14, 2018
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Another pre-Xmas slap in the face for Qantas workers who were asked to work for free and all those still waiting for their promised bogus bonus after a 4-year wage freeze.   The company sent staff a Ho-Ho-Hoax email that said “to celebrate the end of the year and the...