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Articles for "Month: December 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 1, 2021
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INTERNATIONAL AVIATION RETURN MISSING CRITICAL SAFETY MEASURES: TWU

The Federal Government has failed to establish a national covid-safe plan for aviation as international borders open in weeks, threatening to risk public health and cripple the industry with further shutdowns, says the TWU. The TWU warns that the Prime Minister has left airports vulnerable by opening up without rapid...
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September 22, 2021
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STARTRACK FAILS TO BLOCK TOMORROW’S JOB SECURITY STRIKE

The Fair Work Commission has approved a job security strike allowing 2000 StarTrack workers to walk off the job for 24 hours from midnight tonight, rejecting the company’s attempt to thwart the strike by exploiting the covid crisis. At the start of the hearing, StarTrack dropped its application to terminate the...
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September 21, 2021
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QANTAS FAILS IN SECOND ATTEMPT TO DELAY REMEDY HEARINGS

The TWU has welcomed the Federal Court’s decision to deny a stay application put forward by Qantas to delay remedy hearings until the conclusion of its appeal over the outsourcing of 2000 workers. The TWU opposed the stay, arguing that it could prejudice workers by reducing the likelihood of reinstatement...
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September 6, 2021
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AMAZONFLEX MODEL OF WAGE THEFT, UNFAIR SACKINGS MUST BE ABOLISHED: TWU

An ABC exposé revealing wage theft, unsafe conditions and unfair sackings at AmazonFlex has prompted the TWU to up its demands for the Federal Government to urgently implement Senate recommendations to regulate transport supply chains. Evidence provided by the TWU supported the claims made by two drivers interviewed by the ABC of...
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September 5, 2021
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OUTSOURCING THREAT AT THE HEART OF TOLL STRIKES

Around 7,000 Toll transport workers across the country began a 24 hour strike at midnight calling on the transport operator to abandon plans which would see work outsourced to a lower paid, insecure workforce. After months of failed talks, including last-ditch crisis talks between the TWU and Toll yesterday afternoon, going on strike...
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August 30, 2021
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VALE SENATOR ALEX GALLACHER

The Transport Workers’ Union is grieving the sad passing of one of its greatest sons, Senator Alex Gallacher. We extend our deepest sympathies to Alex’s family during this incredibly difficult time. As a dedicated TWU official, Branch Secretary and National President, and later a Senator serving in the nation’s Parliament, Alex...
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August 27, 2021
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NATIONAL TOLL STRIKES TODAY CALLING FOR JOB SECURITY

Around 7,000 Toll transport workers across the country began a 24 hour strike at midnight calling on the transport operator to abandon plans which would see work outsourced to a lower paid, insecure workforce. After months of failed talks, including last-ditch crisis talks between the TWU and Toll yesterday afternoon, going on strike...
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July 15, 2021
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TRUCKIES PUSH FOR STRIKE ACTION AT TOLL JOBS UNDER ATTACK DESPITE RECORD SUPPLY CHAIN PROFITS

Thousands of truckies are pushing for strike action after Toll proposed a new workplace agreement which will obliterate decent jobs at the transport operator and drag down standards in Australia’s deadliest industry. Transport workers are angry that their jobs are being threatened after they’ve driven bumper profits to Toll’s wealthy...
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July 14, 2021
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ONE IN TWO AVIATION WORKERS ARE NOT VACCINATED, SURVEY SHOWS

Almost one in every two aviation workers have not been vaccinated according to a survey, highlighting the lack of a national plan to ensure frontline workers are protected and the risk of spread of COVID-19 is reduced. The survey of nearly 800 cabin crew, pilots, cleaners, baggage handlers and ground...
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