Articles for "Month: April 2018"

September 24, 2018
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Vic Labor Deliveroo’s for On-Demand Workers

The Andrews Labor Government will launch an Australian-first inquiry into the on-demand workforce and gig economy, following widespread claims of workers being underpaid and poorly treated. The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) congratulates the government on establishing the Victorian Inquiry into the On-Demand Workforce, which will investigate the conditions of workers working to digital...
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September 21, 2018
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Morrison Mocks Truck Drivers

PM Scott Morrison has blood on his hands after voting to scrap the Road Safety Tribunal in 2015, but that didn’t stop him playing truck driver yesterday.    The media stunt was yet another slap in the face to all transport workers – particularly professional truck drivers – and all...
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September 20, 2018
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TWU DEMANDS ON-DEMAND RIP-OFF STOP

The TWU is calling for urgent reforms to address the thousands of on-demand workers being ripped off on a daily basis. The call follows a report by the Senate Committee on the Future of Work which recommends that on-demand workers must be given rights, such as superannuation and collective bargaining....
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September 18, 2018
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QANTAS BOGUS BONUS PROTEST

Morally-bankrupt Qantas loves the big stick. CEO Allan Joyce pockets $25mill a year, the company reported $1.6bill profits. But it still wants to continue to disrespect workers by threatening to strip bonuses for ‘harming’ the company. En masse, not individually. ‪Like aged care companies, rich airlines most important KPI is...
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September 11, 2018
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Talking Training & Safe Rates with Big Rigs Magazine

Branch Secretary John Berger talks truck driver training and the TWU’s hard-fought for mandatory minimum rates for tip truck drivers on State Government jobs in the latest edition of Big Rigs magazine. Read the article here. In reference to the minimum rates, John said: “Owner-drivers and truck driver employees are...
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September 7, 2018
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VENTURA NEGOTIATIONS STALL

Ventura members – it’s time to fight.  As of this morning Ventura have advised the TWU that they will only be offering 0.3% for the July 2018 increase and will not meet the TWU 4+1 Claim. The TWU filed for a Protected Industrial Action Ballot today.  The TWU have successfully...
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September 5, 2018
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BIG WIN FOR VICTORIAN WORKERS!

Some of Victoria’s most vulnerable workers have won the right to portable long service benefits with the passing of legislation in State Parliament last night. The TWU welcomes the Long Service Benefits Portability Act 2018 which follows years of hard work put in by the TWU (Vic/Tas Branch), with other...
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August 30, 2018
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SIGN THE PETITION NOW FOR QANTAS BONUS

Qantas company’s executives are getting their bonuses now – but they are trying to make you wait for yours. Send your message to the Qantas board that it is not good enough – It’s only fair that you are paid the bonus promised to you – and paid it NOW....
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August 28, 2018
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QANTAS WORKER BONUS ONLY GOOD FOR COMPANY

Qantas workers are definitely NOT jumping for Joyce at this shakedown. The airline has (once again) slapped them in the face after announcing worker ‘bonuses’ will only be paid once its first post-wage freeze EA’s are settled. The bonuses were announced along with a record $1.6billion company profit last week...
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