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Articles for "Month: May 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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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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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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