ACTU CHALLENGE QANTAS’ BONUS SHAM

June 24, 2019
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The ACTU this morning lodged a legal challenge to Qantas’ sham bonus scheme.Last August, Qantas posted a $1.6 billion record profit and announced workers’ bonuses. What it did not reveal publicly was that it would underhandedly link bonuses to workers signing a new company-endorsed EA!Under this plan, some bonuses would...

FEAST FOR GOOD WILL

June 21, 2019
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The TWU is proud to have such a broad and diverse membership base. This week some of our members at Transdev’s Sunshine Depot joined together for Eid al-Fitr – the “Festival of the Breaking of the Fast” – a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of...

MEMBER RECOGNISED FOR BRAVE ACT

June 20, 2019
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TWU (Vic/Tas) member Andrew Hastings has received the Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian accolade for his “actions and compassion” after being first on the scene at a multi-vehicle smash on Victoria’s Western Freeway. Andrew, who works for Linfox, doused the flames in one vehicle with his on-board fire extinguisher before assisting...

UNION MEMBERSHIP 100% DEDUCTABLE

June 19, 2019
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Tell your workmates who are non-union members – as we approach the end of financial year, remember that, as a TWU member, you are eligible to claim back membership fees on your tax.Combine this with the higher wages & better conditions enjoyed by union workplaces, and it really does pay...

THE GIG’S UP – ON-DEMAND WORKER SURVEY FINDING

June 18, 2019
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A major survey released today found transport and delivery workers in the gig economy are paid less, work more unpaid hours and are less satisfied than other workers. This isn’t progress, the Federal Coalition must stop bystanding and regulate this organised model of worker exploitation. READ MORE: https://www.twu.com.au/home/campaigns/on-demand-workers-join-the-fight!/gig-economy-survey-reveals-exploitation-of-transpo/?fbclid=IwAR2YWvX2xpifZqaxFw2qf0XicaBpVlKP0d8rW0-MN8xgH_eCeRyj7LE5oYg

TWU HERE TO STAY

June 17, 2019
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Henry Fuller became the human face of an unfolding landmark news event after his employer, Ford, dropped a bombshell in 2013 that it would shut all its local plants and cull hundreds of jobs, Henry’s included. Henry was last weekend again featured in a news article, this one detailing some...

Uber’s air taxi vision isn’t amazing, it’s dystopian

June 13, 2019
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Uber Air yesterday announced plans to start test flights of its aerial taxi service in Melbourne next year, and move to commercial operations by 2023. Uber Australia rideshare drivers and food delivery riders are currently paid below minimum wages, are inadequately paid to meet tax payments and adequately maintain their...

AIRPORTS PUT ON NOTICE

June 11, 2019
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Cabin crew like Jo at Virgin are ready to take the fight to the top of the supply chain in aviation: the big airports making billions off the backs of aviation workers. The TWU’s 2020 Campaign is about fighting to have safety and fairness placed at the heart of the...

AIRCRAFT REFUELLERS VOTE ON INDUSTRIAL ACTION

June 7, 2019
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Victorian aircraft refueling workers have applied to the Fair Work Commission to take protected industrial action – including the right to strike. Negotiations for a new enterprise agreement between the TWU and Viva Energy Australia/Zip broke down in talks yesterday. TWU members, who currently service the vast majority of domestic...