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Articles for "Month: November 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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February 10, 2021
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WORKERS TO CALL FOR AVIATION KEEPER & SAME JOB, SAME PAY

Aviation workers will tell a Senate inquiry today they fear they will lose their jobs without an extension and expansion of Jobkeeper. Qantas and Dnata workers will also warn that low wages and a lack of hours are destroying livelihoods and that regulation is needed to ensure the industry’s survival, provide...
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February 10, 2021
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DRIVER HEALTH STUDY

Driver Health Study published by Monash University, with the support of the TWU, has revealed a shocking insight into the industry. Your TWU already knows that trucking is a dangerous job, the cabin of the truck is the most deadly workplace in Australia. In the largest study in trucking ever,...
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February 10, 2021
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Owner Drivers Advice

After staunch advocacy by your Branch Secretary John Berger and the TWU, the Victorian Government has legislated changes to the Owner Driver and Forestry Contractors Act 2005 (the ODFC Act). The ODFC Act came into force on 1 May 2020. Under the amended Act: people and business may face penalties...
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February 5, 2021
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TRUCKIES TO TELL SENATE INQUIRY OF HORROR CRASH DEATHS AND ARMED HOLD UPS

Truck drivers will tell a Senate inquiry today how lower standards have led to horrific deaths from crashes and armed hold-ups of drivers delivering cash to bank machines. A garbo will tell how councils award companies with bad safety records waste contracts that have resulted in the deaths of pedestrians....
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January 7, 2021
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STATEMENT: Border Permits

Today we had an emergency meeting with the Victorian Government and key industry stakeholders regarding border permit requirements for drivers who have been to NSW. This follows the already daily representation to authorities since the new system came into place. We have made representations due to the concerns raised by...
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December 10, 2020
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TWU NOTIFIES SAFE WORK AS UBEREATS FOOD DELIVERY RIDER DIES

The Transport Workers’ Union has notified Safe Work NSW after a food delivery rider was killed after a crash in Sydney on Saturday. UberEats rider Bijoy Paul, a 27-year-old Bangladash national, died in hospital after being hit by a car in Rockdale before 11am yesterday. It is the fourth food...
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December 9, 2020
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ALDI LOSES APPEAL TO SILENCE TRUCK DRIVERS ON SAFETY

Aldi has lost an appeal to silence truck drivers speaking out about safety in its supply chain. The Full Court of the Federal Court also directed that the wealthy retailer must pay full costs for the appeal and is likely to have to pay further costs for taking the lengthy...
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December 4, 2020
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Amazon Flex

Angry delivery drivers, owner drivers and members took the TWU Fight for $40 to Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Sydney.Join the TWU Fight for $40 Facebook page here Richard Olsen, TWU NSW State Secretary told drivers – “Amazon Flex has arrogantly driven into Australia with a business model that will block...
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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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