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Articles for "Month: July 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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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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July 29, 2020
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TRUCKIES HOPEFUL FOR CHANGES TO NSW BORDER PERMITS, TWU WAITS FOR CLARITY

JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY TRUCKIES HOPEFUL FOR CHANGES TO NSW BORDER PERMITS, TWU WAITS FOR CLARITY Yesterday the Transport Workers’ Union Victoria & Tasmania Branch demanded answers from the NSW Government as truck drivers who were crossing the New South Wales and Victoria border were issued with 14-day...
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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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July 4, 2020
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UPDATED STATEMENT REGARDING AVIATION WORKERS AS RESIDENTIAL SUPPORT OFFICERS IN COVID QUANTAINE HOTELS

JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY UPDATED STATEMENT REGARDING AVIATION WORKERS AS RESIDENTIAL SUPPORT OFFICERS IN COVID QUANTAINE HOTELS Officials from the Transport Workers Union Victoria and Tasmanian Branch and aviation delegates have today met with the Corrections Commissioner Emma Cassar and the Department of Corrections and Justice. Through these...
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