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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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VICTORIA TRANSPORT WORKER ONCE AGAIN LEFT IN LIMBO AT THE BORDERS

July 30, 2020

Attributed to JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY From 11:59 pm last night all drivers will need to demonstrate having had a COVID-19 test within the past 7 days in order to obtain a border crossing permit for New South Wales.  Once again, and without consultation, the New South Wales…

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) WORKERS SUPPORT PAYMENT

July 23, 2020

UPDATE (22/07/2020): If you wish to apply for this payment, the State Government has advised for workers to call directly to 1800 675 398. Stay home if you are tested, until you have your result and if you’re not eligible for paid leave, apply to access this payment. The Government’s…

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John Berger on ABC News Breakfast

July 7, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giQIzQKqzSE&feature=youtu.be

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BREAKING NEWS: VICTORIAN TRUCK DRIVERS KILLED AT WORK TO BE COUNTED IN WORKPLACE DEATH TALLY.

November 16, 2019

JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PREMIER ANNOUNCES JUSTICE FOR ROAD TRANSPORT WORKERS IN AMENDMENT TO WORKPLACE MANSLAUGHTER LEGISLATION The Transport Workers Union (Victoria/Tasmania Branch) welcome increased measures to ensure the workplace manslaughter legislation reflects the true number of road transport workers killed on Victorian roads. The…

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ON-DEMAND WORKERS DEMAND LIVING WAGE

August 27, 2019

We’re taking on Deliveroo over the wage theft of a Canberra food delivery rider. The rider was being paid just $10 per hour. Ripping workers off is not a business model we can allow in Australia. MORE: https://www.twu.com.au/companies/deliveroo/transport-workers-union-wage-theft-case-against-deliveroo/

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2020 SUPPORT GROWS AS WORKERS DEMAND CHANGE

August 26, 2019

More and more grassroots members are getting behind the TWU’s 2020 “Same Job, Same Pay” campaign that will see us fight for better, safer transport jobs and regulation of wealthy companies at the top of supply chains.Our Toll BOC Gas Preston members are the latest of over 50 yards and…

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Three decades ago TWU members won the battle to have their own industry occupational superannuation fund with the creation of the Transport Workers (Superannuation) Award 1986 – the first of its kind in Australia. Since the fund’s inception, the Branch has been successfully fighting for employers to agree to pay more into member accounts.

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