UNITED & STRONG FOR 2017

January 12, 2017
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The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) recently welcomed some VIP’s when delegates from Toll, TNT and Linfox gathered at head office over three days to talk shop in the lead-up to their respective 2017 EBA’s. Branch Secretary John Berger said last week that he could not be more confident in those delegates...

2016 ANOTHER DEADLY YEAR FOR TRANSPORT WORKERS

January 12, 2017
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The TWU has urged the Federal Government to stop ignoring the high death toll within the transportation sector, as Safe Work Australia statistics for 2016 show that more than one in three workers killed last year were transport workers. TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Acting Secretary Chris Fennell said while one workplace...

ATTENTION: TULLAMARINE FWY TO CLOSE BOTH DIRECTIONS THURSDAY & FRIDAY NIGHTS

January 12, 2017
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The many thousands of TWU members who work in or around the Tullamarine Airport and Essendon Fields precincts should be aware of important road closures. Further night closures of the Tullamarine Freeway will take place on Thursday 12 January and Friday 13 January from 7pm to 6.30am. During the extra 23...

Five ways young workers get RIPPED OFF over summer

January 10, 2017
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TWU members should be aware that while most Australians are intent on enjoying the holiday season – there are some unscrupulous employers who love nothing more than ripping off secondary students and young people starting their first jobs. This happens everywhere – including the transportation sector. To wipe out this...

Members slog through heat to keep planes flying

January 8, 2017
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As temperatures soar and most Victorians and Tasmanians are locking down in air-conditioned comfort, spare a thought for our baggage handlers. Without these transport workers moving the bags in nearly 40C, the planes dont fly.   ON a hot day the heat creeps up through Darren McIntosh’s boots and hangs...

ATTENTION: TULLAMARINE FWY TO CLOSE BOTH DIRECTIONS FOR 60 HOURS

January 2, 2017
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The many thousands of TWU members who work in or around the Tullamarine Airport precinct should be aware of important road closures. The Tullamarine Freeway will be fully-closed between the M80 Ring Road and the Calder Freeway from 10pm Thursday 5 January to 10am Sunday 8 January. The 60-hour continuous...

Members have kicked many goals in 2016 – John Berger (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary

December 23, 2016
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The TWU community can look back on 2016 with great pride. As a Union, we have kicked many goals that have only come after a lot of hard work by organisers and members fighting back against those who want to erode our strength and unity and hard-earned wages and conditions. Once again they...

INJURED AT WORK? We fight and fight and WIN

December 21, 2016
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TRUCK driver Ian Ammon has been in constant pain since a crippling workplace accident over two years ago. On May 11, 2014, the Leongatha-based Devondale Murray Goulburn employee, whose job involved driving a 30,000 litre tanker from dairy to dairy in the Gippsland to collect milk, was sent flying when...

TWU campaign delivers passenger bus security screens to protect drivers from cowardly assaults

December 18, 2016
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Every passenger bus in Victoria will be fitted with perspex security screens and loop barriers to protect drivers from the risk of violent assault following a long and hard-fought TWU campaign. It is expected the full roll-out of new security screens on about 2000 existing buses will cost an estimated...