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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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STATEMENT: Border Permits

January 7, 2021

Today we had an emergency meeting with the Victorian Government and key industry stakeholders regarding border permit requirements for drivers who have been to NSW. This follows the already daily representation to authorities since the new system came into place. We have made representations due to the concerns raised by…

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TWU NOTIFIES SAFE WORK AS UBEREATS FOOD DELIVERY RIDER DIES

December 10, 2020

The Transport Workers’ Union has notified Safe Work NSW after a food delivery rider was killed after a crash in Sydney on Saturday. UberEats rider Bijoy Paul, a 27-year-old Bangladash national, died in hospital after being hit by a car in Rockdale before 11am yesterday. It is the fourth food…

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ALDI LOSES APPEAL TO SILENCE TRUCK DRIVERS ON SAFETY

December 9, 2020

Aldi has lost an appeal to silence truck drivers speaking out about safety in its supply chain. The Full Court of the Federal Court also directed that the wealthy retailer must pay full costs for the appeal and is likely to have to pay further costs for taking the lengthy…

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