A DIAMOND DELEGATE

September 8, 2017
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“The TWU are like a favourite uncle, invaluable really.”   To Janet Jones, who recently retired from record management company Iron Mountain, workmates were like family. Which is why she will be remembered as a passionate TWU delegate who bent over backwards, left no stone unturned and did everything humanely...

NEW BICYCLE COURIER AGREEMENT MUST DELIVEROO FOR PEDDLERS

September 8, 2017
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The TWU is concerned about reports in Fairfax Media that Coles has teamed up with the bicycle-based service Deliveroo to offer 30-minute home deliveries on groceries. Deliveroo, which mostly delivers food from restaurants, has been offering “food packs” such as a selection of barbecue items or entertainment snacks for delivery to customers in Melbourne’s inner-east...

JETSTAR CABIN CREW EBA UPDATE: MORE REASONS TO VOTE NO

September 6, 2017
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Another day, another reason for Jetstar cabin crew to vote NO to the rushed, substandard deal made behind closed doors between the FAAA and Jetstar management. This time we have major concerns about a bungled voting process shrouded in secrecy – never a good thing for workers. Elections Australia has...

STOP CEVA’S CASH GRAB

September 4, 2017
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CEVA, the logistics and chain management multinational that posted $6.6 billion in revenue for 2016, is crying poor at the bargaining table and attempting to short-change hardworking TWU members. In fact, its substandard offer to workers is nothing but a blatant cash grab. CEVA have even told TWU bargaining representatives...

DODGY, BELOW AWARD AEROCARE AGREEMENT REJECTED BY FAIR WORK COMMISSION

August 31, 2017
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  The TWU has called on the Federal Government to hold the aviation industry to account over low paid, part-time work, after the Fair Work Commission threw out an enterprise agreement by Aerocare, the company at the centre of a scandal over staff forced to sleep at airports. TWU (VIC/TAS...

Aldi Australia tries to gag TWU after claims of unsafe practices

August 30, 2017
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The TWU has accused Aldi of attacking free speech by pursing a Federal Court case to stop truck drivers from protesting over its unsafe practices and to restrict the union from publishing information on the rates and conditions of any transport workers in its supply chain. Aldi told the Federal...

TIPPER OWNER DRIVERS UPDATE….HELP PLAN THE FUTURE OF YOUR INDUSTRY

August 30, 2017
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The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) held a meeting this week with tipper owner driver members to discuss the recent hourly rate announcement by the Victorian State Government – a big win for the TWU that followed a long and sustained campaign. Branch Secretary John Berger told the meeting that replacing the current load...

Abbott’s Boozing No Sobering Issue for Coalition

August 28, 2017
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If this was a Union member the bosses would be calling for their sacking. Why should Abbott – who admitted that the impact of his drunken behavior was “rather greater than it should have been” – keep his job? Why hasn’t the current PM moved on this issue beyond rebuking...

SUPER RETURNS IN TOUGH CLIMATE

August 23, 2017
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TWUSuper has ridden a tough investment climate to record double-digit investment returns, according to ATN. TWUSuper, Transuper and TransPersonal members gained ‘Equity Plus’ and MySuper balanced returns of 13.65 per cent and 11.54 per cent respectively in the year to June 30, the superannuation fund reports. For TransPension members, the...