MORE AIRPORT RIP-OFFS

August 15, 2019

Sydney Airport slashed jobs by 8% and allowed wage theft of aviation workers while growing revenue to $800m, according to their half year report released today. Next Wednesday, aviation workers will protest at airports across the country to demand better, safer jobs. Talk to your TWU delegate to join the…

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TWU WORKING TO CLOSE THE GAP

August 12, 2019

A new report has revealed the transport industry rates as one of the lowest in Australia for gender diversity and equality. The TWU is working with female members on identifying and tackling gender issues and discrimination. If you haven’t yet, join your union. Leave a comment or send a private…

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SUBSTANDARD AGREEMENT TERMINATED

August 11, 2019

Frustrated Swissport/Aerocare won’t pay back wages or put forward an agreement the Fair Work Commission can approve? We hear you. It’s time the company did the right thing by its workers and showed it cares as much about its hard-working staff as profits.

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MORE AIRPORT RIP-OFFS

August 15, 2019

Sydney Airport slashed jobs by 8% and allowed wage theft of aviation workers while growing revenue to $800m, according to their half year report released today. Next Wednesday, aviation workers will protest at airports across the country to demand better, safer jobs. Talk to your TWU delegate to join the…

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SUBSTANDARD AGREEMENT TERMINATED

August 11, 2019

Frustrated Swissport/Aerocare won’t pay back wages or put forward an agreement the Fair Work Commission can approve? We hear you. It’s time the company did the right thing by its workers and showed it cares as much about its hard-working staff as profits.

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AVIATION PROFITS NOT TRICKLING DOWN TO WORKERS

August 8, 2019

Swissport have reported revenues this year of almost $2.5 billion, helped by not giving its workers a fair rate of pay. Swissport said the results were driven by organic volume growth (more work) and its acquisition of Aerocare last year, workers are being forced to struggle on three-hour shifts. Aviation…

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MORE AIRPORT RIP-OFFS

August 15, 2019

Sydney Airport slashed jobs by 8% and allowed wage theft of aviation workers while growing revenue to $800m, according to their half year report released today. Next Wednesday, aviation workers will protest at airports across the country to demand better, safer jobs. Talk to your TWU delegate to join the…

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COALITION WANTS TO MAKE WAGE THEFT EASIER

July 22, 2019

The TWU was in the FWC again this month fighting an underpayment case. We won and a whole lot of truck drivers are happy to now be on the right hourly, penalty and weekend rates – with back payments. There have been multiple examples of systemic wage theft that have…

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TASMANIA DELEGATES TRAINING

July 19, 2019

TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Tasmania-based Delegates this week endorsed and began planning for our 2020 “Same Job, Same Pay, Same Fight” campaign during a two-day Delegates Training Conference in Launceston. Tasmanian members are preparing for a big 2020 with many local transport companies due to begin negotiations for new enterprise agreements…

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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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