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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March 29, 2019
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Union Strong & Righting Wrongs

Staunch TWU members working afternoon and night shifts at Startrack Tullamarine have secured a major back pay victory following a union investigation into incorrect payment by the company. Workers rarely see these types of payments if they are not members of a union willing to do the hard yards to...
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November 27, 2018
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VALE MARK RANDELLO

Staunch TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) member Mark Randello was farewelled recently after tragically losing his life while driving at work. Mark, a truck driver for ACFS in West Melbourne, was a popular, warm and hard-working man who lived for his family and sadly leaves behind three-year-old daughter Isabella. ACFS TWU members...
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October 16, 2018
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STALWART TNT MEMBER RETIRES

The much-respected John Douglas spent the past 50 years of his working life with TNT and has been a staunch TWU member since 1976. Through good times and bad, John has always been more than willing to assist his fellow workers and fight for right. It’s never fun to see...
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July 31, 2018
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78 WORKERS WITH MORE SECURE FUTURE

BREAKING: 78 casuals at Toll will be offered permanent jobs this week. This is what union strength looks like! To make sure we win even more permanent jobs, casuals need join the fight and join the TWU today.
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June 3, 2018
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ALDI-TWU TO DISCUSS SUPPLY CHAIN & OTHER ISSUES

BREAKING: Aldi have agreed to hold talks with the TWU on safety and standards. The talks will start this week and we are hopeful of a good outcome that benefits drivers and the entire community 👍👍. Updates to follow
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May 23, 2018
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COLES & TWU SIGN AGREEMENT TO ENSURE SAFETY & FAIRNESS IN THE COLES SUPPLY CHAIN AND ON-DEMAND ECONOMY

The TWU and supermarket giant Coles have signed two important Statements of Principles that will ensure safe and fair conditions for workers in the Coles supply chain and the on-demand economy. The first Statement, signed at the TWU National Council in Adelaide by Coles Managing Director John Durkan and TWU...
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May 5, 2018
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TWU PUTTING PRESSURE ON ECONOMIC POWERS

With companies increasingly working across state and international borders, it is becoming more important for the TWU to coordinate its activities and build worker power on a national and, in the case of battling global economic giants, international stage. To this end, TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) Secretary John Berger, along with...
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December 8, 2017
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TOUCH ONE TOUCH ALL

The PORTS always have and always will be UNION. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters from the MUA Victoria Branch. United we will never be defeated.      
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November 27, 2017
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BIG WIN FOR LINFOX TRUGANINA WORKERS

Following months of tough negotiations and workplace consultations, your TWU national negotiating committee can announce that members working at Linfox Truganina now have a more secure future after several key issues were won by the Linfox National Negotiating team as management conceded at the last EBA meeting last week. This...
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