SAFE RATES CONVOY – GET ON BOARD TODAY

March 14, 2019
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Transport operators and owner-drivers are no better off since the Federal Coalition tore down the road safety tribunal. Most are far worse off and over 500 people have been killed in heavy vehicle accidents since April 2016.That’s why TWU members, owner-drivers, drivers and their families and friends are holding Convoys...

AUSTRALIA NEEDS A PAY RISE

March 13, 2019
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No person should live in poverty but that is exactly what the current minimum wage guarantees. The TWU supports an ACTU submission to be made to Fair Work’s Annual Wage Review to introduce a living wage for low-paid workers over two years, starting with a $43 per week raise this...

THE FIGHT FOR GENDER RIGHTS

March 12, 2019
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The TWU (Vic/Tas) Branch secured a big win for gender equality recently after recovering back pay for a casual short-haul Qantas flight attendant.  The member won two months in lost wages after being grounded without pay due to a documented pregnancy-related medical condition.  The TWU stepped in to assist the member as she had...

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2019 – POWERFUL TOGETHER

March 8, 2019
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We’re proud of all our members, but today the TWU celebrates the women that make us #MorePowerfulTogether, the theme of #IWD2019⁠. Together TWU women are fighting for a fairer and safer transport industry for all workers. The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) is proud that our female membership is growing at a record rate...

INEQUALITY IN AUSTRALIA WORSENS

March 5, 2019
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Living standards for Australian working families are in decline for the first time since the 1991-92 recession despite strong corporate profits, obscene CEO salaries and an increase in the number of billionaires, according to a report released by the ACTU. The report, with work from the ANU and based on...

OWNER DRIVER ON ATA GENERAL COUNCIL

March 4, 2019
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You did it! Frank Black has been elected as the new owner driver representative on the ATA general council. The TWU member has been a long-distance owner driver for over 30 years and is determined to see rates increase in the industry. More Our next focus is the March 31...

ONE VISION, ONE VOICE

March 3, 2019
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The TWU have stood together to fight for and win for transport workers across the country for over one hundred years. Now, the TWU across the country have joined forces to create one brand. Same colours, same logo, one vision, one voice. 2020, Safe Rates, Safe & Secure Skies, Better...

ACTION NOW ON WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT

February 28, 2019
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The ACTU and 100 other organisations have made a submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission inquiry into sexual harassment. The submission principally calls for urgent reforms to end sexual harassment in the workplace and for people to have swifter access for complaints to be heard in the Fair Work Commission. Sexual...

AMAZON IMPORTING BAD WORKING STANDARDS

February 27, 2019
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A report by the ABC has uncovered shocking working conditions in Amazon’s Australian warehouses. The TWU is standing with the SDAg to stop this exploitation and to protect workers and ensure they have properly paid, secure jobs. Check out the ABC report here.