FUTURE FOCUS ON WORKERS

April 10, 2017
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Branch Secretary John Berger, along with Unions Tasmania Secretary Jessica Munday (far left), met with new Tasmanian Labor Leader Rebecca White (far right) and Deputy Leader Michelle O’Byrne (second from left). The meeting was important for the future of transport workers in Tasmania. We look forward to continuing important discussions...

An important message from TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger

April 3, 2017
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The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) has demanded a full explanation from the Victorian Government after it released plans for a 24/7 ban on trucks using suburban streets in Yarraville and Footscray to begin when the Western Distributor road project opens. The ban could force many thousands of owner-driver members – who can...

New Transdev Depot Opens

March 30, 2017
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TWU officials and members were in attendance at the official opening of a  new, state-of-the-art bus depot in Thomastown. The High Street depot will house 50 buses operating on Smart Bus routes 901 and 902 – two of the most popular on the network. It includes facilities for 100 Transdev staff...

TWU members celebrate cultural diversity

March 25, 2017
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Great celebration of diversity from TWU Members at CDC in Sunshine for #HarmonyDay. The event was hosted by members to celebrate all of the different cultures represented in their diverse workplace. Well done to the entire team.

STAND UP FOR YOUR SUPER!

March 22, 2017
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Industry super funds were created by unions to provide a dignified retirement for working people. The funds only benefit their 5 million members, and will always put members’ interests first. Australian Unions are supporting a TV ad campaign about the big banks pressuring the Federal Government to change our super...

Third World Conditions Exposed at Australia’s Airports

March 20, 2017
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Airports and airlines have a responsibility to vet companies, like Aerocare, that they contract to undertake services on their behalf. Aviation workers contribute to the huge profits airlines and airports are reporting. Airlines and airports should ensure all contractors operating on their behalf are paying and treating their workers fairly. Watch the...

Sally McManus Elected ACTU Secretary & “Free” Penalty Rates Video

March 15, 2017
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Remember when the Libs spent millions on a taxpayer-funded ad campaign for WorkChoices? They’re at it again. Yesterday, Turnbull ministers suggested an ad campaign on the “benefits” of penalty rate cuts. Labor is not going to raid taxpayer funds to get the message out — but thought they had to...

TOLL MEMBERS – TOGETHER WE CAN WIN!

March 13, 2017
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Toll delegates from every State and Territory showed company representatives they are ready for a tough battle at a pre-bargaining meeting held in Sydney last week. The message from your member-led negotiation team: stand strong and be prepared for a big fight – Watch the message now.   The company tried...

TWU helps deliver well above the minimum superannuation

March 13, 2017
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Nearly one in three Australians on newly sealed wage deals are now receiving superannuation above the legal minimum, while employee pay rises are hitting record lows. According to Fairfax Media, an analysis of federal government statistics on workplace agreements has found at least 378 of the 1212 struck last year...