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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INTERNATIONAL AVIATION RETURN MISSING CRITICAL SAFETY MEASURES: TWU

October 1, 2021

The Federal Government has failed to establish a national covid-safe plan for aviation as international borders open in weeks, threatening to risk public health and cripple the industry with further shutdowns, says the TWU. The TWU warns that the Prime Minister has left airports vulnerable by opening up without rapid…

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STARTRACK FAILS TO BLOCK TOMORROW’S JOB SECURITY STRIKE

September 22, 2021

The Fair Work Commission has approved a job security strike allowing 2000 StarTrack workers to walk off the job for 24 hours from midnight tonight, rejecting the company’s attempt to thwart the strike by exploiting the covid crisis. At the start of the hearing, StarTrack dropped its application to terminate the…

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QANTAS FAILS IN SECOND ATTEMPT TO DELAY REMEDY HEARINGS

September 21, 2021

The TWU has welcomed the Federal Court’s decision to deny a stay application put forward by Qantas to delay remedy hearings until the conclusion of its appeal over the outsourcing of 2000 workers. The TWU opposed the stay, arguing that it could prejudice workers by reducing the likelihood of reinstatement…

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