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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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AMAZONFLEX MODEL OF WAGE THEFT, UNFAIR SACKINGS MUST BE ABOLISHED: TWU

September 6, 2021

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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OUTSOURCING THREAT AT THE HEART OF TOLL STRIKES

September 5, 2021

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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VALE SENATOR ALEX GALLACHER

August 30, 2021

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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