Articles for "Month: March 2019"

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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September 17, 2019
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CRANBOURNE PROTECTED ACTION TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY CRANBOURNE PROTECTED ACTION TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER On 17 September 2019, the Transport Workers Union (VIC/TAS Branch) issued a Notice of intention to take protected industrial action against Cranbourne Transit Ply Ltd on Monday 23 September 2019. After prolonged attempts to...
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June 27, 2019
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BUS DRIVER SAFETY MUST BE PRIORITY #1

Physical or verbal abuse should never be part of any job, but that is sadly still a reality for many hard-working bus drivers. And the stress of working under tight timetables, road rage and handling fare evasion just compounds the issues related to passenger aggression inside the bus. The TWU...
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June 4, 2019
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DRIVERS TAKE ACTION

Staunch TWU Martyrs bus members were on the picket line from early this morning. The drivers elected to take the protected industrial action following months of negotiations and after receiving the operators latest sub-standard and insulting wage offer. The strike – which stopped all Martyrs services – follows other authorised...
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June 3, 2019
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BUS STRIKE TOMORROW

TWU Martyrs bus members will take protected industrial action tomorrow following months of negotiations and after receiving the operators latest sub-standard and insulting wage offer. Tomorrow’s strike – which will impact bus runs in northern Victoria – follows other authorised protests taken recently by Victorian bus drivers – the first...
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May 29, 2019
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TWU BUS – BBQ’s & EBA’s

TWU Bus Organisers and Branch Secretary John Berger continue to hold BBQ’s for members, including recently at CDC Oakleigh, CDC Wyndham and Ventura Seaford. The Branch has more of these events planned this year so get along, if there is not a BBQ planned for your yard contact your Delegate...
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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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February 21, 2019
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BUS STALWART RETIRES

Rolled gold union man Bruce Hill has called time and retired from the workforce. The widely-respected Latrobe Valley Bus Lines (LVBL) driver has been a steadfast TWU member for 43 years after joining the Union on 14 October 1975. Generations of union members have fought hard for the things that...
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January 21, 2019
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TWU BUS STRONGER-TOGETHER

In 2018, the TWU (Vic/Tas) Branch delivered the best bus driver industry EBA in 28 years and, make no mistake, the 4+1 was a big win that secured the future for members. We also secured many noteworthy agreement inclusions and did not give up any existing conditions! So thank you...
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