TRUCK DRIVER TAKES AIM AT COALITION MINISTERS OVER ‘REUNION’ EXPENSES

January 13, 2017
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was desperate for a better 2017 after a disastrous 2016, an incredible situation given he was re-elected Prime Minister in July. But those hopes appear dashed after Turnbull accepted the resignation of Health Minister Sussan Ley on 13 January following two weeks of public anger that followed revelations...

2016 ANOTHER DEADLY YEAR FOR TRANSPORT WORKERS

January 12, 2017
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The TWU has urged the Federal Government to stop ignoring the high death toll within the transportation sector, as Safe Work Australia statistics for 2016 show that more than one in three workers killed last year were transport workers. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Acting Secretary Chris Fennell said while one workplace...

Stop the sham scam

October 16, 2016
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The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) is concerned that an ever-increasing number of employers are attempting to shed full- and part-time staff for casuals and contractors they are trying to place on sham contracts. A sham contracting arrangement occurs when an employer attempts to disguise an employment relationship as an independent contracting arrangement...