FIGHT FOR SAFER SKIES

June 6, 2019
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Aviation 2019 – exploitation of labour hire, casualisation and foreign crew have led to a situation where workers are doing the same jobs but receiving wildly different rates of pay. In fact, TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Delegate and flight attendant Glenn Barfoot said there can be as many as five different...

DRIVERS TAKE ACTION

June 4, 2019
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Staunch TWU Martyrs bus members were on the picket line from early this morning. The drivers elected to take the protected industrial action following months of negotiations and after receiving the operators latest sub-standard and insulting wage offer. The strike – which stopped all Martyrs services – follows other authorised...

BUS STRIKE TOMORROW

June 3, 2019
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TWU Martyrs bus members will take protected industrial action tomorrow following months of negotiations and after receiving the operators latest sub-standard and insulting wage offer. Tomorrow’s strike – which will impact bus runs in northern Victoria – follows other authorised protests taken recently by Victorian bus drivers – the first...

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE – STILL NOT A LIVING WAGE

May 30, 2019
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After a long campaign, the union movement has won a 3% pay increase to the minimum wage. The Fair Work Commission ruling following its Annual Wage Review means an extra $21.60 per week for full-time workers. The increase came despite the opposition of the Morrison Govt and its big business...

TWU BUS – BBQ’s & EBA’s

May 29, 2019
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TWU Bus Organisers and Branch Secretary John Berger continue to hold BBQ’s for members, including recently at CDC Oakleigh, CDC Wyndham and Ventura Seaford. The Branch has more of these events planned this year so get along, if there is not a BBQ planned for your yard contact your Delegate...

TWU SUPPORTS MEMBERS AFTER SHOCK FACTORY CLOSURE

May 24, 2019
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The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) is disappointed with Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd’s decision to close its Dennington factory in south-west Victoria with 98 employees to lose their jobs. The TWU, which represents a large percentage of Fonterra tanker drivers, is awaiting finer details from the New Zealand-based company in regards to...

STAKEHOLDERS UNITE TO FIGHT EXPLOITATION IN FRESH FOOD INDUSTRY

May 23, 2019
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An alliance of unions representing transport, farm and retail workers will work with one of Australia’s largest supermarket chains, Coles, to address worker exploitation and risks to safety in the Australian fresh food industry. Coles has committed to work with the Transport Workers’ Union, the Australian Workers’ Union and the...

TWU WARNS OF INDUSTRIAL CHAOS IN FIGHT FOR FAIR & SAFE JOBS

May 21, 2019
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The TWU today announced major plans to take widespread industrial action as 200 enterprise agreements across aviation and road transport industries align next year. The agreements, negotiated over the past five years, cover 38,000 workers directly. What are we demanding? That safety and fairness be placed at the heart of...

BRANCH SECRETARY ELECTED TWU NATIONAL PRESIDENT

May 20, 2019
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Congratulations goes to TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger who was elected TWU National President at the annual TWU National Council today. The Council, which was opened by current TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine (pictured), has gathered in Cairns with transport workers, union leaders and politicians to focus on pushing...