Workers’ power on Melbourne’s buses – State Secretary visits depots

February 22, 2017

Branch Secretary John Berger has been doing the rounds and talking to TWU bus drivers about the important issues in the industry. It’s important to recognise and appreciate these hard-working TWU members who keep us moving, get us to work, the kids to school and the whole family back together safely again…

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ATTENTION: PLANE CRASH ESSENDON AIRPORT – MAJOR ROAD CLOSURES

February 20, 2017

  AN aircraft has crashed into a building at DFO near Essendon Airport causing a major explosion. AVOID THE AREA IF POSSIBLE. VicRoads has advised that the Tullamarine Freeway is closed in both directions between English Street and Bell Street. The Calder Freeway is closed in both directions between McNamara Avenue…

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UNITED & STRONG. INDUSTRY-WIDE SOLIDARITY.

February 14, 2017

TWU Delegates working in the transport industry spanning from aviation, bus, logistics and road transport yesterday came together today in a massive day at the TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Port Melbourne headquarters – it is great that we have each other’s back. United and strong we stand in 2017 for a better…

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Att AEROCARE WORKERS: how can we help make your working life better?

February 12, 2017

The Aerocare Agreement is now due for renegotiation.  This is your chance to improve conditions in your workplace.  The TWU is the Union for all airport workers and will be negotiating with Aerocare for better pay and conditions. To help us make your working life better, please fill out this…

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Fatigue Tests Will Stop Rogue Employers

February 12, 2017

Technology may soon become a back-door measure to stop dodgy employers from cutting corners and forcing truck drivers to work dangerously-long hours while fatigued. Melbourne sleep researchers are developing a roadside test for fatigue that police could use along with the alcohol breath-test and the saliva swab for drugs. Victoria Police and the Transport…

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We Must Get Up To Speed On Road Safety – Deputy Opposition Leader

February 10, 2017

It’s a mistake to allow politics to compromise road safety, particularly when our road toll is rising after years of decline, writes Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Tourism and Cities Anthony Albanese. Trucks account for only 2 percent of registered vehicles in Australia, yet they are involved in 16 percent…

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Workers’ power on Melbourne’s buses – State Secretary visits depots

February 22, 2017

Branch Secretary John Berger has been doing the rounds and talking to TWU bus drivers about the important issues in the industry. It’s important to recognise and appreciate these hard-working TWU members who keep us moving, get us to work, the kids to school and the whole family back together safely again…

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UNITED & STRONG. INDUSTRY-WIDE SOLIDARITY.

February 14, 2017

TWU Delegates working in the transport industry spanning from aviation, bus, logistics and road transport yesterday came together today in a massive day at the TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Port Melbourne headquarters – it is great that we have each other’s back. United and strong we stand in 2017 for a better…

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Att AEROCARE WORKERS: how can we help make your working life better?

February 12, 2017

The Aerocare Agreement is now due for renegotiation.  This is your chance to improve conditions in your workplace.  The TWU is the Union for all airport workers and will be negotiating with Aerocare for better pay and conditions. To help us make your working life better, please fill out this…

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A message from TWU (Vic/Tas Branch)

State 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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