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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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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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July 23, 2020
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) WORKERS SUPPORT PAYMENT

UPDATE (22/07/2020): If you wish to apply for this payment, the State Government has advised for workers to call directly to 1800 675 398. Stay home if you are tested, until you have your result and if you’re not eligible for paid leave, apply to access this payment. The Government’s...
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June 3, 2020
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TWU TO APPEAL ALDI COSTS JUDGMENT

The TWU will appeal a Federal Court decision ordering wealthy retailer Aldi to pay just half the union’s costs after a losing a case that sought to silence truck drivers on safety issues. TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine said the union will push for full costs. “Aldi tried to shut...
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June 3, 2020
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LOW PAID WORKERS NEED WAGE RISES TO HELP BOOST ECONOMY & CLIENTS MUST BE HELD TO ACCOUNT OVER THEM

Low paid workers must be given wage rises in order to ensure the economy can rebound from its current slump and clients at the top must be held accountable for rates across transport, says the TWU. TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine says ensuring workers have money in their pockets is a...
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June 3, 2020
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VIRGIN WORKERS PUSH FOR FULL CAPACITY AIRLINE

Workers are stressing the need for a full capacity second airline rather than a low cost carrier as the option for Virgin’s transition. The call comes as the first committee of inspection, which represents creditors, met today as part of the voluntary administration process for the airline. TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine...
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June 3, 2020
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JOBKEEPER ERROR: PAY AIRPORT WORKERS NOW

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling on the Federal Government to immediately pay airport workers shut out of Jobkeeper Payment following the admission that the wage subsidy will cost $70 billion, not $130 billion as originally expected. TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine said the error should pave the way for...
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May 13, 2020
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Open letter to Dnata workers

Dear Proud TWU dnata Catering Member,  Over the past few weeks I know we have asked a lot of you and during this challenging time you have stepped up to demand for you and your co-workers to be seen by the Federal Government.  Today, we are one step closer to...
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