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Articles for "Month: March 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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October 7, 2020
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JOBKEEPER CHANGES

The Federal Government has made some important changes to JobKeeper. The good news is that the JobKeeper Payment scheme has been extended until 28 March 2021 to ensure more Australians can stay in jobs and more businesses can survive the economic fallout of this pandemic. However, the bad news is...
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October 6, 2020
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TWU & NRFA SIGN AGREEMENT TO CO-OPERATE ON FIGHT FOR BETTER INDUSTRY STANDARDS

The National Road Freighters Association and the Transport Workers’ Union have signed a memorandum of understanding to fight for an industry that is safe and sustainable. The MoU recognises that “economic and contractual practices are placing unsustainable pressures on transport operators and workers and contributing to thousands of transport operators...
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September 24, 2020
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QANTAS WORKERS TO RECEIVE THOUSANDS IN UNPAID WAGES AS AIRLINE LOSES JOBKEEPER CASE

Qantas workers will receive thousands of dollars in backpay as the Federal Court agreed that the airline’s management has been abusing JobKeeper and ripping workers off. The court case centres on Qantas’s refusal to pay workers for public holiday, weekends, overtime work and allowances by standing workers down for the...
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September 7, 2020
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Wage theft case against Deliveroo

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling on the Federal Government to intervene in a case it is taking against food delivery company Deliveroo, after it underpaid a rider just over $10 per hour. The union won the first case in Australia against a gig economy company last year with a...
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September 1, 2020
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Vale Paul Gage

Vale Paul Gage – Toll Forklift driver and all round wonderful bloke. Paul holds an upsetting title as the first recorded – and hopefully only – TWU member who has become a victim of COVID-19. Paul past on Thursday 20 August after contracting the virus outside his workplace. Paul passed...
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August 26, 2020
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TWU TAKES QANTAS TO COURT FOR ABUSING JOBKEEPER

The Transport Workers’ Union is fighting Qantas in court today over its abuse of the Jobkeeper Payment scheme, arguing the airline is ripping its workers off by thousands of dollars by refusing to pay them what they have earned. The case comes a day after Qantas announced it was axing a...
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August 7, 2020
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URGENT NEED TO EXTEND JOBKEEPER TO DNATA

JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY URGENT NEED TO EXTEND JOBKEEPER TO DNATA Workers are available to speak about their experience The Transport Workers Union Victoria and Tasmania are urgently calling on the Federal Government to extend the JobKeeper scheme to Dnata workers. This comes after an announcement from the...
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July 31, 2020
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TWU CONCERNED OVER SHOCKING CONDITIONS FACED BY CHARTER BUS DRIVERS

JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY TWU CONCERNED OVER SHOCKING CONDITIONS FACED BY CHARTER BUS DRIVERS  All attributed to JOHN BERGER The TWU plead for the Tasmanian Government to ensure bus driver and community safety after reports of mass crowdings of buses filled with those recently arrived from Melbourne on...
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July 30, 2020
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VICTORIA TRANSPORT WORKER ONCE AGAIN LEFT IN LIMBO AT THE BORDERS

Attributed to JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY From 11:59 pm last night all drivers will need to demonstrate having had a COVID-19 test within the past 7 days in order to obtain a border crossing permit for New South Wales.  Once again, and without consultation, the New South Wales...
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