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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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WORKERS TO CALL FOR AVIATION KEEPER & SAME JOB, SAME PAY

February 10, 2021

Aviation workers will tell a Senate inquiry today they fear they will lose their jobs without an extension and expansion of Jobkeeper. Qantas and Dnata workers will also warn that low wages and a lack of hours are destroying livelihoods and that regulation is needed to ensure the industry’s survival, provide…

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DRIVER HEALTH STUDY

February 10, 2021

Driver Health Study published by Monash University, with the support of the TWU, has revealed a shocking insight into the industry. Your TWU already knows that trucking is a dangerous job, the cabin of the truck is the most deadly workplace in Australia. In the largest study in trucking ever,…

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Owner Drivers Advice

February 10, 2021

After staunch advocacy by your Branch Secretary John Berger and the TWU, the Victorian Government has legislated changes to the Owner Driver and Forestry Contractors Act 2005 (the ODFC Act). The ODFC Act came into force on 1 May 2020. Under the amended Act: people and business may face penalties…

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