TWU TO APPEAL ALDI COSTS JUDGMENT

June 3, 2020

The TWU will appeal a Federal Court decision ordering wealthy retailer Aldi to pay just half the union’s costs after a losing a case that sought to silence truck drivers on safety issues. TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine said the union will push for full costs. “Aldi tried to shut…

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VIRGIN WORKERS PUSH FOR FULL CAPACITY AIRLINE

June 3, 2020

Workers are stressing the need for a full capacity second airline rather than a low cost carrier as the option for Virgin’s transition. The call comes as the first committee of inspection, which represents creditors, met today as part of the voluntary administration process for the airline. TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine…

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JOBKEEPER ERROR: PAY AIRPORT WORKERS NOW

June 3, 2020

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling on the Federal Government to immediately pay airport workers shut out of Jobkeeper Payment following the admission that the wage subsidy will cost $70 billion, not $130 billion as originally expected. TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine said the error should pave the way for…

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Aviation Workers Failed on COVID-19

February 3, 2020

Aviation workers on the frontline of the coronavirus threat at our airports are being failed. The Federal Government has ignored worker calls to suspend incoming flights from China to protect the public from an outbreak. Qantas has threatened workers concerned about servicing aircraft from China with disciplinary action and has…

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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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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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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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