Labor will reverse penalty rate cuts

June 28, 2017
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Transport workers across Australia are breathing easier after Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten vowed to reverse recent penalty rates cuts if Labor win the next election. The pledge to restore Sunday penalty rates for retail, hospitality and retail workers affected by a Fair Work Commission ruling – supported by the...

Owner Drivers Fight TOLL on wages

June 25, 2017
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Owner drivers have challenged Toll after the transport operator unilaterally terminated an agreement with them, reducing their wages by up to $1000 a week. Drivers in Victoria have told the Fair Work Commission a new agreement with a low hourly rate will force them out of business and impoverish their families....

IMPORTANT MEMBER ALERT: ROADWORK SPEED LIMITS

June 23, 2017
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The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) strongly encourages all members, especially those operating heavy vehicles, to adhere to reduced speed limits around roadworks – not only for all the obvious safety reasons but to protect their own jobs. Unfortunately, some members have lost employment or been disciplined after being caught speeding by cameras attached to variable...

UNION MOVEMENT PROTESTS COALITION’S ANTI-WORKER THUGGERY

June 21, 2017
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TWU members proudly marched with over 20,000 of our union comrades through Melbourne yesterday to protest against the Coalition’s war on workers. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger said the huge attendance reflected growing concerns not only within the union movement, but the entire Australian working classes, regarding the direction...

Wodonga Members’ Dinner

June 18, 2017
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Big night at the TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Wodonga Members’ Dinner. Special mention to former Branch President David White who received an honour for loyal service to the Union. These meetings help keep members up-to-date, build comradery among grassroots members working in different sectors of the transport industry and ensure the...

Penalty Rates – The Cruelest of Cuts for Australian Workers

June 14, 2017
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In less than two weeks, 700,000 working people across Australia are due to have their weekly pay packets slashed by around $70 a week because they have to work on Sundays and on public holidays. It’s a pay cut working people can’t afford and don’t deserve. We fear it will...

TWU SURVEY: WHAT GATE WORKERS WANT

June 13, 2017
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Negotiations have begun for a new EBA that will set rates of pay, standards and conditions for the next few years at Gate Aviation and Gate Gourmet sites across the country. View the TWU Gate Member Bargaining Survey  It’s time Gate workers received a fair, decent national Agreement – because...

UNITED FRONT AT TULLAMARINE

June 11, 2017
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TWU Work Safety Officers from Melbourne Airport have met with Aviation Organiser Dissio Markos and Delegate Trevor Still to discuss the big issues with employer ISS Facility Services. Membership is growing as TWU members are united to fight for their rights at ISS. Join the fight today – https://twu.asn.au/join-today/

CEVA EBA FIGHT ROLLS ON

June 9, 2017
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Delegates provided an important EBA Report Back at Ceva Logistics earlier today. We are fighting for secure jobs and better conditions. United we stand in our fight.