STATE BUDGET WIN FOR ROAD USERS/FEDERAL COALITION HAS BIG BUDGETRY PLANS FOR WORKERS – AND THEY ARE ALL BAD

May 3, 2017
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The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) is pleased the Andrews Labor Government have opened the purse-strings in this week’s State Budget for some road-building. Road users in Melbourne’s north will be happy with the $673 million made available for the widening of the M80 ring road, between Laverton and Greensborough, which is...

MURRAY GOULBURN CLOSURES – An important update for members.

May 2, 2017
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The TWU has positive news for members following extended discussions held with Murray Goulburn since this week’s announcement that the company will close three factories within the next 18 months. Murray Goulburn notified the Australian Securities Exchange on Tuesday that the Rochester and Kiewa factories in northern Victoria will cease all...

TWU DEMANDS ACTION AS FIGURES REVEAL 40-PER-CENT OF WORKPLACE DEATHS IN 2017 HAVE BEEN TRANSPORT WORKERS

April 28, 2017
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The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for urgent action to address the alarming increase in deaths among transport workers, which have by far the highest workplace deaths of any industry. Figures from Safe Work Australia show a spike in deaths among transport workers. This year almost 40% of all workplace...

MORE SHOCKING WORKER ABUSE AND SAFETY BREACHES EXPOSED AT AEROCARE – TWU CALLS FOR URGENT MEETING OF AVIATION INDUSTRY

April 20, 2017
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A former Aerocare worker has told 7.30 that a baggage handling supervisor was accidentally locked in the cargo hold of a plane about to take off from Brisbane airport — but it never reported the incident to safety authorities. Watch the report here. The Transport Workers’ Union has called for an...

MAY DAY 2017 – TRADES HALL

April 20, 2017
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BANDS – KIDS RIDES – ACTIVIST SKILLS – FOOD – MARCH AND MORE! May Day is the International Day of Working People and working-class struggle. It commemorates the international struggle for the 8-hour working day, first won right here in Victoria! Today we still fight for the right of working...

Port Price Hike Poses Safety Risk

April 19, 2017
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The TWU is warning that a huge increase in port access fees by DP World Australia and Hutchinson will result in higher injury and fatality rates in trucking and the loss of jobs. The Union has called for ship owners to bear the costs, as clients at the top of...

QAL & QCCA EBA UPDATE

April 13, 2017
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Negotiations are continuing for EBA 10 with more meetings scheduled for the next two weeks. Your claims are progressing, but we are not landing anytime soon!  

ALPHA EBA UPDATE – More workers join TWU for a better future

April 11, 2017
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Over recent months the TWU has been inundated with membership applications from Alpha workers. Our feedback is that these workers have been impressed with how the EBA is progressing and literally want to get on board and join the united front of those colleagues who stood up and advised Alpha that...

TRANSDEV ATTACKS WORKERS’ ENTITLEMENTS

April 10, 2017
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Key penalties, conditions and entitlements of Transdev employees are under attack. Transdev is using a great deal of spin to claim that by introducing more casual and part-time workers, in preference to full-time employees, it will improve labour flexibility! Transdev is also trying to con staff into believing that dispensing with Sunday Shift Workers...