FAREWELL & CONGRATULATIONS TO A STAUNCH DELEGATE

July 12, 2019

Three cheers goes to the widely-respected Alan Brabazon who has retired from the workforce after a mighty 19 years as a TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) K&S Freighters Delegate at Truganina. Well done Alan you are a rolled gold union man and, through good times and bad, were always ready to roll…

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A MILLION AUSSIES WANT MORE WORK

July 9, 2019

More than one million Australians want to work more hours but can’t get them, according to new ABS labour force data.Sadly, many of these workers have been suffering under insecure work conditions for over a year and are in a poor negotiating position and lack bargaining power.Australia already has some…

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MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE REMINDER

July 8, 2019

The minimum hourly rate for workers on award wages increased on 1 July. The TWU encourages all workers to double-check their payslips to ensure employers have passed on the increase. A 3 per cent wage pay rise applies to all employees on awards from July 1, with the Fair Work…

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A MILLION AUSSIES WANT MORE WORK

July 9, 2019

More than one million Australians want to work more hours but can’t get them, according to new ABS labour force data.Sadly, many of these workers have been suffering under insecure work conditions for over a year and are in a poor negotiating position and lack bargaining power.Australia already has some…

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ALDI – GIVE TRANSPORT A FAIR GO

July 2, 2019

Transport workers know how important safety is to our communities. Unfortunately, Aldi would rather silence them in a court case than listen to their safety concerns. And it would rather do whatever it takes to get a disgruntled customer back, than do anything about its drivers safety concerns. Aldi, you…

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BUS DRIVER SAFETY MUST BE PRIORITY #1

June 27, 2019

Physical or verbal abuse should never be part of any job, but that is sadly still a reality for many hard-working bus drivers. And the stress of working under tight timetables, road rage and handling fare evasion just compounds the issues related to passenger aggression inside the bus. The TWU…

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ALDI – GIVE TRANSPORT A FAIR GO

July 2, 2019

Transport workers know how important safety is to our communities. Unfortunately, Aldi would rather silence them in a court case than listen to their safety concerns. And it would rather do whatever it takes to get a disgruntled customer back, than do anything about its drivers safety concerns. Aldi, you…

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BUS DRIVER SAFETY MUST BE PRIORITY #1

June 27, 2019

Physical or verbal abuse should never be part of any job, but that is sadly still a reality for many hard-working bus drivers. And the stress of working under tight timetables, road rage and handling fare evasion just compounds the issues related to passenger aggression inside the bus. The TWU…

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AERO NO CARE EA

June 26, 2019

Today Swissport/Aerocare will appear in the Fair Work Commission to seek approval for an enterprise agreement that rips its workers off.How? Staff aren’t being paid what they are entitled to on Sundays, early morning and night shifts. As for workers on split shifts they should be getting overtime and this…

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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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