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…

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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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BREAKING NEWS: VICTORIAN TRUCK DRIVERS KILLED AT WORK TO BE COUNTED IN WORKPLACE DEATH TALLY.

November 16, 2019

JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PREMIER ANNOUNCES JUSTICE FOR ROAD TRANSPORT WORKERS IN AMENDMENT TO WORKPLACE MANSLAUGHTER LEGISLATION The Transport Workers Union (Victoria/Tasmania Branch) welcome increased measures to ensure the workplace manslaughter legislation reflects the true number of road transport workers killed on Victorian roads. The…

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FAREWELL COMRADES

August 23, 2019

It is always a day of mixed feelings when long-time staunch members retire from the workforce, we are proud to celebrate their contributions to the fight but sorry to see them go. And so it was this week when we said goodbye to two rolled gold members at a special…

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TRANSPORT WORKERS NEED MORE PROTECTIONS

July 26, 2019

Over 1,000 trucking companies – and 136 already in 2019 – have gone bankrupt since the Coalition tore the road safety watchdog in 2016.When so many trucking companies are under serious financial pressure, drivers get pushed to work long hours, speed and skip rest breaks and this means vital maintenance…

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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…

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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…

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

BREAKING NEWS: VICTORIAN TRUCK DRIVERS KILLED AT WORK TO BE COUNTED IN WORKPLACE DEATH TALLY.

November 16, 2019

JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PREMIER ANNOUNCES JUSTICE FOR ROAD TRANSPORT WORKERS IN AMENDMENT TO WORKPLACE MANSLAUGHTER LEGISLATION The Transport Workers Union (Victoria/Tasmania Branch) welcome increased measures to ensure the workplace manslaughter legislation reflects the true number of road transport workers killed on Victorian roads. The…

Read more

FAREWELL COMRADES

August 23, 2019

It is always a day of mixed feelings when long-time staunch members retire from the workforce, we are proud to celebrate their contributions to the fight but sorry to see them go. And so it was this week when we said goodbye to two rolled gold members at a special…

Read more

ALDI – GIVE TRANSPORT A FAIR GO

July 2, 2019

Transport workers know how important safety is to our communities. Unfortunately, Aldi would rather silence them in a court case than listen to their safety concerns. And it would rather do whatever it takes to get a disgruntled customer back, than do anything about its drivers safety concerns. Aldi, you…

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

FAREWELL COMRADES

August 23, 2019

It is always a day of mixed feelings when long-time staunch members retire from the workforce, we are proud to celebrate their contributions to the fight but sorry to see them go. And so it was this week when we said goodbye to two rolled gold members at a special…

Read more

ALDI – GIVE TRANSPORT A FAIR GO

July 2, 2019

Transport workers know how important safety is to our communities. Unfortunately, Aldi would rather silence them in a court case than listen to their safety concerns. And it would rather do whatever it takes to get a disgruntled customer back, than do anything about its drivers safety concerns. Aldi, you…

Read more

TWU SUPPORTS MEMBERS AFTER SHOCK FACTORY CLOSURE

May 24, 2019

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) is disappointed with Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd’s decision to close its Dennington factory in south-west Victoria with 98 employees to lose their jobs. The TWU, which represents a large percentage of Fonterra tanker drivers, is awaiting finer details from the New Zealand-based company in regards to…

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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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