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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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May 27, 2021

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for a safety investigation into Qantas’ ground operations after a vehicle used to load baggage crashed into a Qantas plane at Perth Airport after its brakes failed, leaving extensive damage. The worker operating the vehicle narrowly escaped injury and was trapped under the plane…

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TWU SLAMS ‘DICTATOR’ QANTAS FOR IMPOSING UNILATERAL WAGE FREEZES

May 20, 2021

The Transport Workers’ Union has slammed Qantas for cutting more jobs and bypassing enterprise bargaining, announcing to the ASX that it will impose a two-year wage freeze on workers. TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine called on the Federal Government to take an equity stake in Qantas over the mismanagement of…

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MAJOR BOOST FOR GIG WORKERS: DELIVEROO RIDER WINS UNFAIR SACKING CASE

May 18, 2021

In a major boost for gig economy workers, a food delivery rider has won his case for unfair sacking against Amazon-backed Deliveroo. The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for urgent Federal Government regulation to back the Fair Work Commission’s findings and to ensure other gig workers have rights and protections….

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