BENDIGO AND CRANBOURNE PROTECTED ACTION ON MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER SUSPENDED

September 24, 2019

On 17 September 2019, the Transport Workers Union (VIC/TAS Branch) issued a Notice of intention to take protected industrial action against Christians Bus Company and Cranbourne Transit Pty Ltd on Monday 23 September 2019.  The Transport Workers Union resolved Enterprise Bargaining discussions with Bendigo based company, Christians, and Cranbourne Transit…

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CRANBOURNE PROTECTED ACTION TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

September 17, 2019

JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY CRANBOURNE PROTECTED ACTION TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER On 17 September 2019, the Transport Workers Union (VIC/TAS Branch) issued a Notice of intention to take protected industrial action against Cranbourne Transit Ply Ltd on Monday 23 September 2019. After prolonged attempts to…

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TWU WARNS OF INDUSTRIAL CHAOS IN FIGHT FOR FAIR & SAFE JOBS

May 21, 2019

The TWU today announced major plans to take widespread industrial action as 200 enterprise agreements across aviation and road transport industries align next year. The agreements, negotiated over the past five years, cover 38,000 workers directly. What are we demanding? That safety and fairness be placed at the heart of…

Read more

FEDERAL ELECTION 2019 – MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT

May 17, 2019

The Australian labour movement lost a giant and favourite son with the passing of former Labor Prime Minister and ACTU President Bob Hawke yesterday. Bob will always be a beloved Australian and a hero to working people. He was a wonderful nation-builder and reformer. The architect of Medicare, universal superannuation…

Read more

WATERFRONT WAR ANNIVERSARY – BUT WE’RE STILL PUNCHING

April 8, 2019

On this day in 1998 Patrick Stevedores, with the support of the Federal Coalition, attempted to sack its unionised workforce and replace it with non-union labour engaged by labour hire companies. After a bitter and prolonged industrial, political and legal dispute that engulfed the nation, the MUA members were reinstated….

Read more

COURT REJECTS AEROCARE SPLIT SHIFT APPLICATION

January 25, 2019

Airport workers and TWU members secured a major win recently after Aerocare’s application to keep thousands of baggage handlers, cleaners and ticketing staff on low-paid, gruelling split shift work schedules was thrown out of court. The Federal Court found on 25 January that the scandal-ridden aviation services company cannot force workers…

Read more

ScoMo Super NoShow

January 24, 2019

Scott Morrison was the “last holdout” against calling a royal commission into the big banks, according to The New Daily – https://bit.ly/2RKyYAw. According to the report, Liberals have warned Mr Morrison’s deep opposition to the royal commission is a ticking time bomb for him. Government insiders have reportedly said the now…

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TWU REJECTS PUSH TO REMOVE SUPER FROM WORKERS

January 10, 2019

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) stands with the ACTU in rejecting a Productivity Commission proposal that superannuation be removed from the industrial relations system. Acting Branch Secretary Chris Fennell said the TWU has a long and proud history of ensuring members receive above average superannuation payments and fighting against rogue employers…

Read more

SAME JOB. SAME PAY. SAME FIGHT – AVIATION PROTESTS

August 21, 2019

Aviation workers and TWU members protested today at Tullamarine Airport to let passengers know that, beneath the shiny facade of the airport, there’s an ugly underside to the industry where workers are struggling to make ends meet.The protest was part of a National Day of Action where aviation workers stood…

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Airports National Day of Action – Tomorrow

August 20, 2019

At just one company of 324 employees at Sydney Airport, there were 132 injury reports in one year. And that is just the tip of the iceberg – safety is a serious issue in all companies at airports across Australia and aviation jobs are becoming more dangerous with increasing casualisation…

Read more

MORE AIRPORT RIP-OFFS

August 15, 2019

Sydney Airport slashed jobs by 8% and allowed wage theft of aviation workers while growing revenue to $800m, according to their half year report released today. Next Wednesday, aviation workers will protest at airports across the country to demand better, safer jobs. Talk to your TWU delegate to join the…

Read more

BENDIGO AND CRANBOURNE PROTECTED ACTION ON MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER SUSPENDED

September 24, 2019

On 17 September 2019, the Transport Workers Union (VIC/TAS Branch) issued a Notice of intention to take protected industrial action against Christians Bus Company and Cranbourne Transit Pty Ltd on Monday 23 September 2019.  The Transport Workers Union resolved Enterprise Bargaining discussions with Bendigo based company, Christians, and Cranbourne Transit…

Read more

CRANBOURNE PROTECTED ACTION TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

September 17, 2019

JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY CRANBOURNE PROTECTED ACTION TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER On 17 September 2019, the Transport Workers Union (VIC/TAS Branch) issued a Notice of intention to take protected industrial action against Cranbourne Transit Ply Ltd on Monday 23 September 2019. After prolonged attempts to…

Read more

TWU WARNS OF INDUSTRIAL CHAOS IN FIGHT FOR FAIR & SAFE JOBS

May 21, 2019

The TWU today announced major plans to take widespread industrial action as 200 enterprise agreements across aviation and road transport industries align next year. The agreements, negotiated over the past five years, cover 38,000 workers directly. What are we demanding? That safety and fairness be placed at the heart of…

Read more

FEDERAL ELECTION 2019 – MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT

May 17, 2019

The Australian labour movement lost a giant and favourite son with the passing of former Labor Prime Minister and ACTU President Bob Hawke yesterday. Bob will always be a beloved Australian and a hero to working people. He was a wonderful nation-builder and reformer. The architect of Medicare, universal superannuation…

Read more

WATERFRONT WAR ANNIVERSARY – BUT WE’RE STILL PUNCHING

April 8, 2019

On this day in 1998 Patrick Stevedores, with the support of the Federal Coalition, attempted to sack its unionised workforce and replace it with non-union labour engaged by labour hire companies. After a bitter and prolonged industrial, political and legal dispute that engulfed the nation, the MUA members were reinstated….

Read more

COURT REJECTS AEROCARE SPLIT SHIFT APPLICATION

January 25, 2019

Airport workers and TWU members secured a major win recently after Aerocare’s application to keep thousands of baggage handlers, cleaners and ticketing staff on low-paid, gruelling split shift work schedules was thrown out of court. The Federal Court found on 25 January that the scandal-ridden aviation services company cannot force workers…

Read more

ScoMo Super NoShow

January 24, 2019

Scott Morrison was the “last holdout” against calling a royal commission into the big banks, according to The New Daily – https://bit.ly/2RKyYAw. According to the report, Liberals have warned Mr Morrison’s deep opposition to the royal commission is a ticking time bomb for him. Government insiders have reportedly said the now…

Read more

TWU REJECTS PUSH TO REMOVE SUPER FROM WORKERS

January 10, 2019

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) stands with the ACTU in rejecting a Productivity Commission proposal that superannuation be removed from the industrial relations system. Acting Branch Secretary Chris Fennell said the TWU has a long and proud history of ensuring members receive above average superannuation payments and fighting against rogue employers…

Read more

SAME JOB. SAME PAY. SAME FIGHT – AVIATION PROTESTS

August 21, 2019

Aviation workers and TWU members protested today at Tullamarine Airport to let passengers know that, beneath the shiny facade of the airport, there’s an ugly underside to the industry where workers are struggling to make ends meet.The protest was part of a National Day of Action where aviation workers stood…

Read more

MORE AIRPORT RIP-OFFS

August 15, 2019

Sydney Airport slashed jobs by 8% and allowed wage theft of aviation workers while growing revenue to $800m, according to their half year report released today. Next Wednesday, aviation workers will protest at airports across the country to demand better, safer jobs. Talk to your TWU delegate to join the…

Read more

SUBSTANDARD AGREEMENT TERMINATED

August 11, 2019

Frustrated Swissport/Aerocare won’t pay back wages or put forward an agreement the Fair Work Commission can approve? We hear you. It’s time the company did the right thing by its workers and showed it cares as much about its hard-working staff as profits.

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BENDIGO AND CRANBOURNE PROTECTED ACTION ON MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER SUSPENDED

September 24, 2019

On 17 September 2019, the Transport Workers Union (VIC/TAS Branch) issued a Notice of intention to take protected industrial action against Christians Bus Company and Cranbourne Transit Pty Ltd on Monday 23 September 2019.  The Transport Workers Union resolved Enterprise Bargaining discussions with Bendigo based company, Christians, and Cranbourne Transit…

Read more

CRANBOURNE PROTECTED ACTION TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

September 17, 2019

JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY CRANBOURNE PROTECTED ACTION TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER On 17 September 2019, the Transport Workers Union (VIC/TAS Branch) issued a Notice of intention to take protected industrial action against Cranbourne Transit Ply Ltd on Monday 23 September 2019. After prolonged attempts to…

Read more

TWU WARNS OF INDUSTRIAL CHAOS IN FIGHT FOR FAIR & SAFE JOBS

May 21, 2019

The TWU today announced major plans to take widespread industrial action as 200 enterprise agreements across aviation and road transport industries align next year. The agreements, negotiated over the past five years, cover 38,000 workers directly. What are we demanding? That safety and fairness be placed at the heart of…

Read more

FEDERAL ELECTION 2019 – MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT

May 17, 2019

The Australian labour movement lost a giant and favourite son with the passing of former Labor Prime Minister and ACTU President Bob Hawke yesterday. Bob will always be a beloved Australian and a hero to working people. He was a wonderful nation-builder and reformer. The architect of Medicare, universal superannuation…

Read more

WATERFRONT WAR ANNIVERSARY – BUT WE’RE STILL PUNCHING

April 8, 2019

On this day in 1998 Patrick Stevedores, with the support of the Federal Coalition, attempted to sack its unionised workforce and replace it with non-union labour engaged by labour hire companies. After a bitter and prolonged industrial, political and legal dispute that engulfed the nation, the MUA members were reinstated….

Read more

COURT REJECTS AEROCARE SPLIT SHIFT APPLICATION

January 25, 2019

Airport workers and TWU members secured a major win recently after Aerocare’s application to keep thousands of baggage handlers, cleaners and ticketing staff on low-paid, gruelling split shift work schedules was thrown out of court. The Federal Court found on 25 January that the scandal-ridden aviation services company cannot force workers…

Read more

ScoMo Super NoShow

January 24, 2019

Scott Morrison was the “last holdout” against calling a royal commission into the big banks, according to The New Daily – https://bit.ly/2RKyYAw. According to the report, Liberals have warned Mr Morrison’s deep opposition to the royal commission is a ticking time bomb for him. Government insiders have reportedly said the now…

Read more

TWU REJECTS PUSH TO REMOVE SUPER FROM WORKERS

January 10, 2019

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) stands with the ACTU in rejecting a Productivity Commission proposal that superannuation be removed from the industrial relations system. Acting Branch Secretary Chris Fennell said the TWU has a long and proud history of ensuring members receive above average superannuation payments and fighting against rogue employers…

Read more

SAME JOB. SAME PAY. SAME FIGHT – AVIATION PROTESTS

August 21, 2019

Aviation workers and TWU members protested today at Tullamarine Airport to let passengers know that, beneath the shiny facade of the airport, there’s an ugly underside to the industry where workers are struggling to make ends meet.The protest was part of a National Day of Action where aviation workers stood…

Read more

Airports National Day of Action – Tomorrow

August 20, 2019

At just one company of 324 employees at Sydney Airport, there were 132 injury reports in one year. And that is just the tip of the iceberg – safety is a serious issue in all companies at airports across Australia and aviation jobs are becoming more dangerous with increasing casualisation…

Read more

MORE AIRPORT RIP-OFFS

August 15, 2019

Sydney Airport slashed jobs by 8% and allowed wage theft of aviation workers while growing revenue to $800m, according to their half year report released today. Next Wednesday, aviation workers will protest at airports across the country to demand better, safer jobs. Talk to your TWU delegate to join the…

Read more

A message from TWU (Vic/Tas Branch)

Branch Secretary John Berger

There is no part of our economy which is essentially more important, not only intrinsically, but in terms of the efficient functioning of the rest of the economy, than the transport sector. From the roads, ports, warehouses and skies, and to our cities and towns, the transport and freight industry contributes significantly to the livelihood of both everyday Australians and our national prosperity. As a Union, we take our responsibilities very seriously in protecting the wages and conditions of members who work in this most diverse and vibrant industry. We are also always striving to improve the way we represent our members and have organisers, delegates and OH&S representatives constantly working to improve membership density and safety.

In Solidarity, John Berger (Branch Secretary)

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