TWU GAS NEWS

November 4, 2017
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The latest TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) Gas Industry news from Branch Senior Organiser Mick Wirrick.   NEW ATTENDANCE INTERPRETATION MISSES TARGET   Comdain members have been denied the full remuneration increase from July 1, yet again!   This was due to members failing to meet, as we have been advised, the...

CHANGE THE RULES – TAKE ACTION TODAY

November 2, 2017
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The rules that once made Australian workplaces fair are broken. With inequality at 70 year highs, wage growth the lowest on record and 40% of people now in insecure work, our union, together with the ACTU and all other unions have launched a campaign to change the rules for working...

SENATE COMMITTEE CALLS FOR RSRT 2.0

October 31, 2017
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As uncertainty and scandal rocked the political scene last week, controversial Senate committee recommendations surfaced with little fanfare. While many in the industry may have accepted the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) would have been raised again in the event of a change of government, they may not have foreseen the...

Brisbane park renamed in honour of slain bus driver

October 29, 2017
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The TWU (VIC/TAS BRANCH) have made much progress over many years driving up safety conditions across the bus industry, but while drivers are open to attack there is still work to be done. TWU members are strong and stick together and, as our campaign for bus driver safety continues, we...

TWU CALLS ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO SORT OUT ATO TAX MESS OVER DRIVER EXPENSES

October 27, 2017
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The TWU is calling on the Federal Government to properly protect employee drivers after an embarrassing climb down by the ATO over unfair tax changes to truck driver meal expenses. Check out the fact sheet. TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon said the Federal Government must ensure these unacceptable tax changes...

SIGN THE PETITION: NO CASH HERE, MINISTER MUST RESIGN

October 26, 2017
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Michaela Cash has a horrible record as Employment Minister and continues to let down workers. She recklessly tore down the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal and continues to defend Liberal donors Aerocare despite a terrible safety record. The latest scandal leaves her position untenable. She must resign. If she won’t resign,...

CC Containers members: Found voice in workplace after joining the TWU

October 23, 2017
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WORKERS at CC Containers began 2017 toiling away without knowing if they were being paid the right whack or correct penalties and conditions under the company’s complex pay and grading system. Well, they know now! After contacting the TWU, these workers – many of whom are first time union members – have gone through a...

Turnbull Airport Security Plan Too Piecemeal

October 22, 2017
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New measures for ground-handling staff at airports will not go far enough in strengthening security, says the Transport Workers’ Union. The announcement by the Federal Government today fails to address high turnover rates and deliberate understaffing which are creating daily breaches at airports, the union added. “Extra checks on staff...

TANKER FOR THE MEMORIES

October 20, 2017
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Gravel, goat tracks and guts. Brian Dixon spent his working life traversing the open roads, unpaved byways and bush tracks of northern Tasmania. Needless to say that only the most steady-handed and steely-veined drivers can boast such a career. In February 1967, Brian took a job on the cheese floor...