QUBE EBA UPDATE

June 8, 2017
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Your negotiating team have been busy fighting for fair and secure jobs at Qube. The negotiations are in full swing. The EBA Committee are pushing management for an agreement with improved scope and quality, that will strengthen job security and ensure a skilled and stable workforce. Full updates next week...

Member Reminder – Payment for Training

June 8, 2017
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  If you are an existing employee and your employer requires you to attend training – you should be paid. This applies to update training, training in new methods, technologies or work. In Australia we don’t work for free and, in Victoria, transport workers have the TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) to...

CONGRATULATIONS PETER – A STAUNCH HONORARY TWU MEMBER

June 7, 2017
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  TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) Secretary John Berger has attended the Geelong depot of bus company CDC to present recently retired 40-year TWU member Peter J. Mills his honorary membership. John said the union would not be in the position it is today without the selflessness of those members who stand side-by-side,...

TWU MEMBERS SECURE ALPHA IN-PRINCIPLE AGREEMENT

June 5, 2017
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We only achieve wins together. The power we hold is only achieved through sticking together. Following protracted negotiations, TWU Alpha members have secured themselves a better future after reaching an in-principle agreement with their employer. Further information to follow shortly, a vote will be held in coming weeks to approve...

ONE-IN-FIVE TRUCK DRIVERS REPORT MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

June 3, 2017
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The Transport Workers’ Union will begin a plan to tackle mental health issues across the transport industry after a new survey showed over one in five truck drivers have said they experienced mental health problems. The plan will involve a partnership with Beyond Blue and training across the union to...

Qantas Employees Fight Against Less Pay for Same Duties

May 31, 2017
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Qantas employees are fighting in the Fair Work Commission against the wealthy airline paying them less money to work the same job. Q-Catering staff have opposed being paid, in some cases, several hundred dollars less per week after Qantas abolished the level 8 classification role for catering supervisors at Q-Catering and...

You’re invited! 2017 Member Dinners

May 27, 2017
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Big couple nights recently at the Bendigo and Shepparton member dinners. Congratulations to the members rewarded for their long term contributions to the movement. The Branch regularly hold events and training days to educate members and bring awareness to union activities. But, knowing that most of you enjoy nothing more...

MONASH FREEWAY GO-SLOW RULE DUMPED

May 25, 2017
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Speed limits introduced to slow trucks on the Monash Freeway – Victoria’s busiest freight route – have been dumped. TWU member drivers were angered when the 18-month trial began last year, believing they were being unfairly targeted. The trial cut truck speed limits to 90km/h while car speed limits remained at...

TWU Motions Passed at ALP State Conference

May 22, 2017
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The strength of the TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) has been proven once again after all three motions it put to last weekend’s ALP State Conference were passed by Victoria’s Labor Party. The resolutions: (1) Called for a change to law to ensure employers face jail if they engage in wage theft from their workforce. ...