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A message from TWU (Vic/Tas Branch)

Branch Secretary John Berger

There is no part of our economy which is essentially more important, not only intrinsically, but in terms of the efficient functioning of the rest of the economy, than the transport sector. From the roads, ports, warehouses and skies, and to our cities and towns, the transport and freight industry contributes significantly to the livelihood of both everyday Australians and our national prosperity. As a Union, we take our responsibilities very seriously in protecting the wages and conditions of members who work in this most diverse and vibrant industry. We are also always striving to improve the way we represent our members and have organisers, delegates and OH&S representatives constantly working to improve membership density and safety.

In Solidarity, John Berger (Branch Secretary)

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Vale Paul Gage

September 1, 2020

Vale Paul Gage – Toll Forklift driver and all round wonderful bloke. Paul holds an upsetting title as the first recorded – and hopefully only – TWU member who has become a victim of COVID-19. Paul past on Thursday 20 August after contracting the virus outside his workplace. Paul passed…

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TWU TAKES QANTAS TO COURT FOR ABUSING JOBKEEPER

August 26, 2020

The Transport Workers’ Union is fighting Qantas in court today over its abuse of the Jobkeeper Payment scheme, arguing the airline is ripping its workers off by thousands of dollars by refusing to pay them what they have earned. The case comes a day after Qantas announced it was axing a…

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URGENT NEED TO EXTEND JOBKEEPER TO DNATA

August 7, 2020

JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY URGENT NEED TO EXTEND JOBKEEPER TO DNATA Workers are available to speak about their experience The Transport Workers Union Victoria and Tasmania are urgently calling on the Federal Government to extend the JobKeeper scheme to Dnata workers. This comes after an announcement from the…

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BREAKING NEWS: VICTORIAN TRUCK DRIVERS KILLED AT WORK TO BE COUNTED IN WORKPLACE DEATH TALLY.

November 16, 2019

JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PREMIER ANNOUNCES JUSTICE FOR ROAD TRANSPORT WORKERS IN AMENDMENT TO WORKPLACE MANSLAUGHTER LEGISLATION The Transport Workers Union (Victoria/Tasmania Branch) welcome increased measures to ensure the workplace manslaughter legislation reflects the true number of road transport workers killed on Victorian roads. The…

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ON-DEMAND WORKERS DEMAND LIVING WAGE

August 27, 2019

We’re taking on Deliveroo over the wage theft of a Canberra food delivery rider. The rider was being paid just $10 per hour. Ripping workers off is not a business model we can allow in Australia. MORE: https://www.twu.com.au/companies/deliveroo/transport-workers-union-wage-theft-case-against-deliveroo/

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2020 SUPPORT GROWS AS WORKERS DEMAND CHANGE

August 26, 2019

More and more grassroots members are getting behind the TWU’s 2020 “Same Job, Same Pay” campaign that will see us fight for better, safer transport jobs and regulation of wealthy companies at the top of supply chains.Our Toll BOC Gas Preston members are the latest of over 50 yards and…

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Three decades ago TWU members won the battle to have their own industry occupational superannuation fund with the creation of the Transport Workers (Superannuation) Award 1986 – the first of its kind in Australia. Since the fund’s inception, the Branch has been successfully fighting for employers to agree to pay more into member accounts.

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