TWU Fighting for AEROCARE Members

March 3, 2017
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Across the aviation industry, Transport Workers’ Union members are fighting to ensure a real future with decent, secure jobs for aviation workers, our families, and our communities. Aerocare wages are among the LOWEST IN THE INDUSTRY. That’s why TWU members are fighting for better standards and conditions for Aerocare workers...

Monash Freeway truck speed limit trial – finally ends Sunday night

March 2, 2017
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The 90km/h speed limit trial for trucks on the Monash Freeway will finally end on Sunday night after uncovering evidence that “cars were equally and sometimes more aggressive than trucks in tailgating behaviour”.  A preliminary trial evaluation, conducted by the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB), of two months of trial data...

What CC containers workers want

February 28, 2017
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TWU Survey Results The TWU has received a fantastic response to the EBA Survey conducted at CC containers. Through the surveys you have told us that you want a strong and fair agreement at CC Containers to change your workplace through a good job, strong conditions and reform throughout the sector that meet...

What Qube Workers Want

February 28, 2017
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TWU Survey Results The TWU has received a fantastic response to the EBA Survey conducted at each Qube depot. Through your surveys, you have told us that you want a strong and fair agreement at Qube Logistics to change the transport industry for all workers through good jobs, strong conditions...

BUS DELEGATES MEET TO DETERMINE INDUSTRY AGREEMENT CLAIM

February 28, 2017
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TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) bus delegates met at Branch headquarters last Friday to determine the claim for the 2018 TWU/BAV Victorian Bus Industry Agreement. Delegates from across the industry discussed the claim with TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Senior Bus Organiser Mike McNess and Bus Organisers Bob Lean and Imran Malik. Branch Secretary John...

Truck Driver Pockets Huge Backpay

February 28, 2017
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A former employee of a haulage company in Laverton North has been paid $28,224 after being underpaid over a five year period. The long distance truck driver was underpaid his pay per kilometre rate and travel allowance. Just before his employment was terminated the full-time interstate line haul driver was receiving 37 cents...

UN – FAIR WORK COMMISSION MUGS WORKING AUSTRALIANS.

February 27, 2017
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Nearly one million Australian workers will receive a huge pay cut from 1 July this year following a Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision to radically cut Sunday and public holiday pay. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) State Secretary John Berger said the ruling would leave thousands of members – who sacrifice weekends and time...

BUS DRIVERS LOSE AFTER FWC ABOLISHES DOUBLE TIME

February 27, 2017
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Victorian bus drivers stand to lose $108 per 8 hour shift on a Sunday as a result of a Fair Work Australia ruling to abolish double time.

Injured at work? Union Assist has helped many injured TWU members get back on track.

February 26, 2017
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A TWU member recently broke some teeth after slipping on the rungs of a ladder – while at work in the aviation sector – and had a WorkCover claim for mental expenses rejected. Luckily for that member they came to the TWU for a referral to Union Assist (UA), who...