Articles for "Month: February 2020"

February 3, 2020
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Aviation Workers Failed on COVID-19

Aviation workers on the frontline of the coronavirus threat at our airports are being failed. The Federal Government has ignored worker calls to suspend incoming flights from China to protect the public from an outbreak. Qantas has threatened workers concerned about servicing aircraft from China with disciplinary action and has...
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March 29, 2020
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WAGE SUBSIDY MUST INCLUDE GIG WORKERS, CASUALS & OWNER DRIVERS: TWU

Casual workers, owner drivers and gig economy workers must be included in any wage subsidy package the Federal Government is planning, the Transport Workers’ Union has warned. The TWU also wants the package for stood down workers to include: 80% subsidy of average income administered through company payroll rather than...
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March 28, 2020
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McCORMACK’S ASSISTANCE PACKAGE WON’T SAVE REGIONAL AIRLINES OR HELP WORKERS: TWU

The TWU has called on the Federal Government to take a stake in airlines requiring financial assistance to ensure fairness for passengers and workers, as it announces $298 million for airlines operating regional routes. The TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine said the latest financial assistance for airlines continues to ignore...
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March 25, 2020
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RIDESHARE DRIVERS APPEAL TO SCOTT MORRISON FOR MINIMUM WAGE AND PROTECTIONS AMID COVID-19 CONCERNS

Rideshare drivers on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic are appealing to the Federal Government to ensure all drivers are paid at least minimum wage after costs, do not have to pay GST and are protected against contracting and transmitting the virus. Rideshare driving is considered an essential activity to...
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March 24, 2020
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OVERWHELMING SUPPORT FOR GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP OF BAILED-OUT COMPANIES: POLL

A majority of people – 62% – want the Government to take a stake in private companies which require bailouts, with 50% stating that Qantas should be nationalised if the current situation gets worse and only 20% opposed. The YouGov poll also shows the public is very supportive of the...
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March 19, 2020
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QANTAS FORCING WORKERS TO BAIL OUT THE AIRLINE: TWU

TWU PRESS CONFERENCE RE QANTAS 10.45AM SYDNEY, TRADES HALL 377 SUSSEX STREET Qantas is forcing its own workforce to bail it out, as it stands them down and seizes future leave balances that are yet to be accrued, says the Transport Workers Union. It means when the airline returns to...
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March 19, 2020
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TRANSPORT INDUSTRY UNITES IN APPEAL TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR ASSISTANCE; TWU DEFERS ENTERPRISE BARGAINING

The road transport industry has united at a roundtable to call on the Federal Government for assistance to address the devastating impact of the coronavirus. The call came as the TWU announced it was deferring bargaining across its enterprise agreements until the crisis is over. Meanwhile Woolworths announced it would...
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March 18, 2020
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MORRISON’S AIRLINE PACKAGE WON’T SAVE JOBS, SAYS TWU

Tens of thousands of airport jobs are at risk today because the Federal Government has failed to act to save them, warns the Transport Workers’ Union. The announced assistance package to airlines will not protect jobs at companies which service Qantas, Virgin and other airlines, as airlines drastically scale back...
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March 12, 2020
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COVID-19 OHS POSTER

March 12 2020 – poster will be updated throughout the epidemic to reflect the most recent developments.
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