WAGE THEFT LAWS ON THE LINE

November 23, 2018
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Victoria Labor has promised to make wage theft a crime if re-elected, with dodgy bosses who deliberately underpay workers to face jail and large fines. In case anyone has forgotten, the TWU is so serious about eradicating wage theft from the transport industry that Vic/Tas Branch Secretary John Berger tabled...

STOP THE SLAUGHTER

November 20, 2018
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Since the independent road safety watchdog was dismantled by the Coalition, 460 people have died in truck crashes nationwide. Truckies tell us that the industry is getting more dangerous. While the federal government continues to sit on its hands don’t forget – a re-elected Victorian Labor has promised to introduce laws to...

SAFER ROADS SAVE LIVES

November 15, 2018
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We’ve had a big leap forward for road safety! After years of truck drivers highlighting the dangers in the retail supply chain, Coles committed earlier this year to choosing freight companies with the highest pay, conditions and safety standards. Coles has now announced they will contract more work to Toll....

GET BANKS OUT OF YOUR HARD-EARNED SUPER

November 14, 2018
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The TWU​ and CFMMEU will take a joint resolution to the ALP national conference next month to “turf banks out of superannuation”. The Unions are demanding legal and structural change to lock for-profit companies out of the $2.7 trillion super system, following revelations from the Banking Royal Commission. Click here...

GET ACTIVATED WITH THE LATEST TWU NEWS

November 10, 2018
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The latest TWU Journal is making its way to your letterboxes. But, as always, it is available online and accessible now – http://twu.asn.au/twu-magazine/ The edition features: TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary and National Vice-President John Berger explains why we must Change the Rules How 3000 bus members have secured the 4+1 agreement...

BIG WIN AGAINST GENDER INEQUALITY

November 9, 2018
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The TWU (Vic/Tas) Branch had another big win this week after recovering back pay for a casual short-haul Qantas flight attendant. The member won two months in lost wages after being unfairly sidelined without pay due to a documented pregnancy-related medical condition. The TWU stepped in to assist the member...

TWU Officials Celebrate Festival of Lights

November 8, 2018
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TWU Delegates and Officials joined with members yesterday to celebrate the Hindu Diwali Festival – the Festival of Lights – at Transdev’s Sunshine Depot. The Festival, which is an official holiday in at least 11 countries, is embraced by the many TWU members in the Victorian Bus Industry with ties to...

UNIONS & ANDREW WILKIE SLAM ALAN JOYCE COMMENTS

November 7, 2018
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You know big business is getting worried when Qantas CEO Alan Joyce makes alarmist claims like a return to industry-wide bargaining will create chaos and threaten jobs – https://bit.ly/2PIKoTm.   TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger said the greatest threat to jobs and worker prosperity is, in fact, a broken...

LSL CHANGES A BIG WIN FOR MEMBERS

November 1, 2018
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Changes to Victoria’s long-service leave laws come into effect today. The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) was part of the push that forced these changes and they are a BIG win for workers. The laws mean a range of new rights and responsibilities for employers and employees. The key changes are: –...