Articles for "Month: October 2018"

May 21, 2019
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TWU WARNS OF INDUSTRIAL CHAOS IN FIGHT FOR FAIR & SAFE JOBS

The TWU today announced major plans to take widespread industrial action as 200 enterprise agreements across aviation and road transport industries align next year. The agreements, negotiated over the past five years, cover 38,000 workers directly. What are we demanding? That safety and fairness be placed at the heart of...
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May 17, 2019
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FEDERAL ELECTION 2019 – MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT

The Australian labour movement lost a giant and favourite son with the passing of former Labor Prime Minister and ACTU President Bob Hawke yesterday. Bob will always be a beloved Australian and a hero to working people. He was a wonderful nation-builder and reformer. The architect of Medicare, universal superannuation...
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April 8, 2019
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WATERFRONT WAR ANNIVERSARY – BUT WE’RE STILL PUNCHING

On this day in 1998 Patrick Stevedores, with the support of the Federal Coalition, attempted to sack its unionised workforce and replace it with non-union labour engaged by labour hire companies. After a bitter and prolonged industrial, political and legal dispute that engulfed the nation, the MUA members were reinstated....
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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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May 20, 2019
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BRANCH SECRETARY ELECTED TWU NATIONAL PRESIDENT

Congratulations goes to TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger who was elected TWU National President at the annual TWU National Council today. The Council, which was opened by current TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine (pictured), has gathered in Cairns with transport workers, union leaders and politicians to focus on pushing...
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May 15, 2019
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WHERE’S THE SAFE RATES, MORRISON?

Three years ago the Federal Coalition axed the road safety watchdog.They promised a new system but truck drivers and road users are still waiting for the Government to act.The watchdog had the power to set pay and conditions for road transport drivers, hold major companies to account for low cost...
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May 14, 2019
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LABOR VOWS TO RAISE WAGES IF ELECTED

Food, groceries, utilities, health, schooling, rent. The only thing that has not gone up under the Federal Coalition are wages. But Labor has promised that, if elected, it will get wages moving by pushing for an award wage increase in a submission to the independent Fair Work Commission’s annual wage...
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May 13, 2019
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NO STARS FOR FEDERAL COALITION

Hundreds of stressed Redstar workers turned to the Federal Government for help after the company went belly-up and they lost their jobs days before Christmas last year. But the government decided it would rather turn its back on these workers and try to score a few cheap political points. It...
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May 8, 2019
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WORKERS DEMAND UBER RIGHTS

Melbourne-based rideshare drivers and delivery riders took part in TWU-organised protest actions today to demand fairness and safety for Uber workers, ahead of the imminent public sale of the billion-dollar backed company. Drivers and riders in Australia delivered letters to Uber offices with a list of claims on the rideshare...
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May 1, 2019
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BIG TWU WIN FOR OWNER DRIVERS & GIG WORKERS

The TWU welcomes proposed legislative changes that will make Victorian roads safer by ensuing thousands of owner drivers, forestry contractors and on-demand workers are paid a living wage. The Bill, introduced yesterday by Victorian Industrial Relations Minister Tim Pallas, will ensure these workers will no longer be vulnerable to exploitation...
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April 29, 2019
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Mourn the dead – fight like hell for the living

On International Workers’ Memorial Day we remember all those who have died, made ill or were injured at work.It is the trade union movement which fought for our right to a safe workplace. We mourn for the dead and fight like hell for the living.The transport industry is one of...
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