WAGE SUBSIDY MUST INCLUDE GIG WORKERS, CASUALS & OWNER DRIVERS: TWU

March 29, 2020

Casual workers, owner drivers and gig economy workers must be included in any wage subsidy package the Federal Government is planning, the Transport Workers’ Union has warned. The TWU also wants the package for stood down workers to include: 80% subsidy of average income administered through company payroll rather than…

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McCORMACK’S ASSISTANCE PACKAGE WON’T SAVE REGIONAL AIRLINES OR HELP WORKERS: TWU

March 28, 2020

The TWU has called on the Federal Government to take a stake in airlines requiring financial assistance to ensure fairness for passengers and workers, as it announces $298 million for airlines operating regional routes. The TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine said the latest financial assistance for airlines continues to ignore…

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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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FAREWELL COMRADES

August 23, 2019

It is always a day of mixed feelings when long-time staunch members retire from the workforce, we are proud to celebrate their contributions to the fight but sorry to see them go. And so it was this week when we said goodbye to two rolled gold members at a special…

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SAME JOB. SAME PAY. SAME FIGHT – AVIATION PROTESTS

August 21, 2019

Aviation workers and TWU members protested today at Tullamarine Airport to let passengers know that, beneath the shiny facade of the airport, there’s an ugly underside to the industry where workers are struggling to make ends meet.The protest was part of a National Day of Action where aviation workers stood…

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Airports National Day of Action – Tomorrow

August 20, 2019

At just one company of 324 employees at Sydney Airport, there were 132 injury reports in one year. And that is just the tip of the iceberg – safety is a serious issue in all companies at airports across Australia and aviation jobs are becoming more dangerous with increasing casualisation…

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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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