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Articles for "Month: February 2021"

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 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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July 14, 2021
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CALL FOR TESTING HUBS FOR TRANSPORT WORKERS

The Transport Workers Union has called on the NSW Premier to urgently set up testing hubs so transport workers can get tested for COVID quickly rather than waiting in long queues before their shifts. The Union is writing to the NSW Premier over the alarm among workers in the scramble to...
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July 8, 2021
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TWU SLAMS TRUCKING COMPANY OVER ‘DISGRACEFUL’ RESPONSE TO WORKER DEATH

TWU is criticising Lindsay Transport for an inadequate response to the death of one of its workers six years ago. Safe Work NSW has released information about undertakings it has forced Lindsay to comply with, including developing a safety app, following the fatality in October 2015 in Western Sydney. But...
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July 3, 2021
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6 MONTHS MORE OF “LAST RESORT” LOCKDOWNS IF AVIATION NOT FIXED: TWU

The Transport Workers’ Union has warned that “Phase One” community transmission suppression will fail in its goal to avoid “last resort” lockdowns without prioritising vaccination access for domestic aviation workers and introducing rapid pre-flight testing. Today, Scott Morrison expressed that transitioning to “Phase Two” of the four-part plan to normality...
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June 28, 2021
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TWU DEMANDS URGENT PRIORITY VACCINATION OF DOMESTIC CABIN CREW

The Transport Workers’ Union has called on the Federal Government to urgently update the vaccination priority list to include frontline domestic cabin crew following a positive case that serviced five Virgin flights across three states last week. In a letter to the Prime Minister, TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine asked...
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June 10, 2021
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NEW AMAZON FULFILMENT CENTRE IN MELBOURNE’S WEST RAISES ALARM BELLS FOR UNION

The Transport Workers’ Union Victoria/Tasmania has grave concerns about conditions for over 200 new workers at Amazon’s recently announced West Melbourne fulfilment centre in Ravenhall. This will be Amazon’s second fulfilment centre in Melbourne and will be nearly double the size of the MCG with the capacity to house up...
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June 2, 2021
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SECOND QANTAS PLANE DAMAGED AFTER BAGGAGE LOADER COLLISION IN DARWIN

A second Qantas plane has been damaged after a collision with a vehicle used to load baggage, this time at Darwin Airport, further putting into doubt safety at Qantas after it outsourced its entire ground operations. Video footage shows the belt loader wedged under the aircraft after damaging it. It...
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May 27, 2021
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QANTAS PLANE BADLY DAMAGED AMID SAFETY CONCERNS OVER OUTSOURCED GROUND OPERATIONS

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for a safety investigation into Qantas’ ground operations after a vehicle used to load baggage crashed into a Qantas plane at Perth Airport after its brakes failed, leaving extensive damage. The worker operating the vehicle narrowly escaped injury and was trapped under the plane...
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