Articles for "Month: July 2017"

January 25, 2019
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COURT REJECTS AEROCARE SPLIT SHIFT APPLICATION

Airport workers and TWU members secured a major win recently after Aerocare’s application to keep thousands of baggage handlers, cleaners and ticketing staff on low-paid, gruelling split shift work schedules was thrown out of court. The Federal Court found on 25 January that the scandal-ridden aviation services company cannot force workers...
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January 24, 2019
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ScoMo Super NoShow

Scott Morrison was the “last holdout” against calling a royal commission into the big banks, according to The New Daily – https://bit.ly/2RKyYAw. According to the report, Liberals have warned Mr Morrison’s deep opposition to the royal commission is a ticking time bomb for him. Government insiders have reportedly said the now...
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January 10, 2019
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TWU REJECTS PUSH TO REMOVE SUPER FROM WORKERS

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) stands with the ACTU in rejecting a Productivity Commission proposal that superannuation be removed from the industrial relations system. Acting Branch Secretary Chris Fennell said the TWU has a long and proud history of ensuring members receive above average superannuation payments and fighting against rogue employers...
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March 21, 2019
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STRONGER-TOGETHER FIGHTING FOR MEMBERS

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Women’s Committee has held its first meeting for 2019. Members from general transport, waste, buses and aviation set out a clear agenda to tackle issues impacting women in transport from workplace safety to job insecurity. They’re gearing up to fight for a safer and fairer transport...
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March 20, 2019
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SAFE RATES – ACTION NEEDED NOW

The TWU has slammed the Federal Government for refusing to address the problems in trucking, which has seen 12 people killed in just 11 days in truck crashes. The latest death occurred today when a cyclist was killed after being hit by a truck in Newcastle. Five people have been...
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March 18, 2019
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TWU WOMEN – POWERFUL TOGETHER

TWU women members are out there every day fighting for a fairer and safer transport industry for all workers. This month the world celebrated International Women’s Day 201 under the theme ‘Powerful Together’. The TWU has an ever-growing female membership and we are particularly proud to be training an increasing number...
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March 16, 2019
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TWU BUS DYSONS MEMBERS CLAIM 4+1

Another great result for our Branch Bus Section with Dysons members unanimously voting to accept the 2018-2021 EA. Thank you to all our TWU members, Delegates and Officials and the Dysons EA Committee for all of the hard work, support and determination needed to achieve this successful outcome. A TWU...
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March 14, 2019
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SAFE RATES CONVOY – GET ON BOARD TODAY

Transport operators and owner-drivers are no better off since the Federal Coalition tore down the road safety tribunal. Most are far worse off and over 500 people have been killed in heavy vehicle accidents since April 2016.That’s why TWU members, owner-drivers, drivers and their families and friends are holding Convoys...
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March 13, 2019
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AUSTRALIA NEEDS A PAY RISE

No person should live in poverty but that is exactly what the current minimum wage guarantees. The TWU supports an ACTU submission to be made to Fair Work’s Annual Wage Review to introduce a living wage for low-paid workers over two years, starting with a $43 per week raise this...
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March 12, 2019
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THE FIGHT FOR GENDER RIGHTS

The TWU (Vic/Tas) Branch secured a big win for gender equality recently after recovering back pay for a casual short-haul Qantas flight attendant.  The member won two months in lost wages after being grounded without pay due to a documented pregnancy-related medical condition.  The TWU stepped in to assist the member as she had...
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March 8, 2019
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2019 – POWERFUL TOGETHER

We’re proud of all our members, but today the TWU celebrates the women that make us #MorePowerfulTogether, the theme of #IWD2019⁠. Together TWU women are fighting for a fairer and safer transport industry for all workers. The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) is proud that our female membership is growing at a record rate...
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March 5, 2019
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INEQUALITY IN AUSTRALIA WORSENS

Living standards for Australian working families are in decline for the first time since the 1991-92 recession despite strong corporate profits, obscene CEO salaries and an increase in the number of billionaires, according to a report released by the ACTU. The report, with work from the ANU and based on...
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