STAY SAFE – STAY COOL: BUS INDUSTRY HEAT POLICY

January 25, 2018
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This summer will continue to be a hot one. TWU members may have already seen TWU-Bus officials out on the road handing out chilled bottles of water to heat stressed bus drivers at various bus stops and terminus around Melbourne. On Thursday, TWU-Bus officials handed out water at Chrinside Park,...

IF EVER THERE WAS A TIME FOR STRONG UNIONS, IT IS NOW

January 25, 2018
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We were expecting the attacks on workers for 2018 to begin on 1 January – and, sadly, we were not wrong. The 2018 CEO wish list has been released and it is a vision for a continuation of the current record low wage growth and push towards increasing casualisation and...

Tasmanian truck drivers’ memorial wall celebration

January 23, 2018
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Hundreds of family, friends, workmates and colleagues stood side-by-side at the Tasmanian Truck Drivers Memorial last week to honour those who have lost their lives at work – on and off the road. The fourth annual memorial wall celebration, established at the Epping Forest Road House in the Northern Midlands,...

TRANSPORT INDUSTRY A MOST DEADLY PROFESSION: NEW DATA REVEALS

January 17, 2018
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It will come as no surprise to TWU members that the transport, postal and warehousing industry suffered more fatalities than any other industry in Australia in 2016, according to an analysis of the latest Safe Work Australia data. In 2016, 47 transport workers lost their lives on the job and...

JOIN THE FIGHT FOR BETTER JOBS FOR AIRPORT WORKERS – AVIATION NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION

January 16, 2018
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On November 29th last year airport workers across the country mobilised to fight against attempts to legalise split shifts. SPLIT SHIFTS SPLIT FAMILIES. On February 16th this year the fight will escalate as the federal court hears Aerocare’s application to have split shifts deemed legal under the award. Airport workers...

UNITED WE STAND – AND WIN

January 11, 2018
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Twenty years ago this week a group of staunch TWU members accepted a package from Mayne Nickless after six weeks on the picket line.  Mayne’s does not exist anymore but the TWU is still here to represent and protect its members. Read the story below of this seminal victory –...

VALE GRAEME BURGESS

January 9, 2018
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The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) would like to extend its deepest and sincerest sympathies and condolences to the family of long-standing TWU member Graeme Burgess. Graeme was a COMCAR driver prior to his appointment as Branch WorkCover Officer. He will be remembered as a stalwart of the Union movement and a...

EVERY LIFE ON OUR ROADS MATTER

January 4, 2018
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  Liberal backbencher Sarah Henderson this week called for a review of international driver’s license rules and said international tourists should have to prove their driving skills before being able to hire a car. The member for Corangamite wrote on her Facebook page: “A crackdown on international drivers is necessary...