BIG WIN – IN-PRINCIPLE AGREEMENT REACHED WITH THE DYSON GROUP

December 14, 2018
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Our TWU Bus members had another big win today after receiving an offer from the Dyson Group that we believe meets our log of claims.   We now have an in-principle agreement and your EA negotiating committee have agreed to suspend next Tuesday’s proposed 24-hour strike.   This will allow...

Gift card email angers Qantas workers

December 14, 2018
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Another pre-Xmas slap in the face for Qantas workers who were asked to work for free and all those still waiting for their promised bogus bonus after a 4-year wage freeze.   The company sent staff a Ho-Ho-Hoax email that said “to celebrate the end of the year and the...

BREAKING: DYSON’S BUS DRIVERS TO STRIKE TUESDAY

December 13, 2018
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Around 300 bus drivers working for major operator the Dyson Group will stop work for 24 hours next Tuesday after receiving Fair Work Commission approval to walk off the job. TWU members voted to take the action following months of negotiations and after receiving the company’s latest sub-standard and insulting...

TASMANIAN MEMBER DINNERS – ROARING DAYS

December 7, 2018
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The various member dinners that the Branch holds across Victoria and Tasmania each year are a true highlight of the calendar. The evenings are a relaxing night with great company and a good chance for guests to find out what’s happening in other sectors of the local transport industry, across...

THE COALITION’S TRICKLE-DOWN FRAUD

December 6, 2018
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Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has told media that the slowdown in household savings “reflects consumers’ confidence in the economy that they can feel they can spend”. What the slowdown really means is that trickle-down economics hasn’t worked. How is households having no capacitiy for discretionary saving good for the economy?...

MORE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

December 2, 2018
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New Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show trade union members earn $300 on average more than non-union workers in the same industry. READ MORE Still wondering why the Coalition and big business want to bust Unions?

Women in Transport

November 29, 2018
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A September 2018 Australian Human Rights Commission survey found 47% of women in the transport industry reported being sexually harassed in the workplace.    This staggering figure alone should compel us all to take action to change behaviours and workplace cultures that lead to harassment.   Last Sunday began 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence....

VALE MARK RANDELLO

November 27, 2018
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Staunch TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) member Mark Randello was farewelled recently after tragically losing his life while driving at work. Mark, a truck driver for ACFS in West Melbourne, was a popular, warm and hard-working man who lived for his family and sadly leaves behind three-year-old daughter Isabella. ACFS TWU members...

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...