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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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AERO NO CARE EA

June 26, 2019

Today Swissport/Aerocare will appear in the Fair Work Commission to seek approval for an enterprise agreement that rips its workers off.How? Staff aren’t being paid what they are entitled to on Sundays, early morning and night shifts. As for workers on split shifts they should be getting overtime and this…

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QANTAS SENDS WRONG MESSAGE TO WORKERS

June 25, 2019

The TWU yesterday joined the ACTU in challenging Qantas’ discriminatory bonus scheme in court over its fairness and legality.When we announced this publicly, Qantas’ response was to send an e-communication to workers to say it might just abandon bonuses in future and hand all profits to shareholders.Engaging with workers, instead…

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ACTU CHALLENGE QANTAS’ BONUS SHAM

June 24, 2019

The ACTU this morning lodged a legal challenge to Qantas’ sham bonus scheme.Last August, Qantas posted a $1.6 billion record profit and announced workers’ bonuses. What it did not reveal publicly was that it would underhandedly link bonuses to workers signing a new company-endorsed EA!Under this plan, some bonuses would…

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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…

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

AERO NO CARE EA

June 26, 2019

Today Swissport/Aerocare will appear in the Fair Work Commission to seek approval for an enterprise agreement that rips its workers off.How? Staff aren’t being paid what they are entitled to on Sundays, early morning and night shifts. As for workers on split shifts they should be getting overtime and this…

Read more

QANTAS SENDS WRONG MESSAGE TO WORKERS

June 25, 2019

The TWU yesterday joined the ACTU in challenging Qantas’ discriminatory bonus scheme in court over its fairness and legality.When we announced this publicly, Qantas’ response was to send an e-communication to workers to say it might just abandon bonuses in future and hand all profits to shareholders.Engaging with workers, instead…

Read more

ACTU CHALLENGE QANTAS’ BONUS SHAM

June 24, 2019

The ACTU this morning lodged a legal challenge to Qantas’ sham bonus scheme.Last August, Qantas posted a $1.6 billion record profit and announced workers’ bonuses. What it did not reveal publicly was that it would underhandedly link bonuses to workers signing a new company-endorsed EA!Under this plan, some bonuses would…

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

AERO NO CARE EA

June 26, 2019

Today Swissport/Aerocare will appear in the Fair Work Commission to seek approval for an enterprise agreement that rips its workers off.How? Staff aren’t being paid what they are entitled to on Sundays, early morning and night shifts. As for workers on split shifts they should be getting overtime and this…

Read more

AIRPORTS PUT ON NOTICE

June 11, 2019

Cabin crew like Jo at Virgin are ready to take the fight to the top of the supply chain in aviation: the big airports making billions off the backs of aviation workers. The TWU’s 2020 Campaign is about fighting to have safety and fairness placed at the heart of the…

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AIRCRAFT REFUELLERS VOTE ON INDUSTRIAL ACTION

June 7, 2019

Victorian aircraft refueling workers have applied to the Fair Work Commission to take protected industrial action – including the right to strike. Negotiations for a new enterprise agreement between the TWU and Viva Energy Australia/Zip broke down in talks yesterday. TWU members, who currently service the vast majority of domestic…

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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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