Articles for "Author: TWU"

December 21, 2021
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Some Exciting Changes at the TWU

Dear members,  We’re pleased to announce some exciting changes at the TWU. John Berger and Chris Fennell, two stalwarts of the union, are moving on and the Branch Committee of Management have unanimously endorsed Mike McNess as the new Branch Secretary and Mem Suleyman into the Assistant Secretary role.  Thank you,...
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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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December 17, 2021
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FEDERAL COURT TO ORDER QANTAS TO PAY COMPENSATION TO ILLEGALLY OUTSOURCED WORKERS; TWU TO SEEK PENALTIES AND CONTINUE FIGHT FOR REINSTATEMENT

Following July’s Federal Court finding that Qantas illegally outsourced workers, the court will move on to compensation for workers as the primary remedy, with Qantas also set to face penalty hearings for its illegal conduct. The court did not order Qantas to reinstate the jobs of the workers. The TWU will appeal that...
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December 10, 2021
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EUROPE CRACKS DOWN ON GIG EXPLOITATION AS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LETS DEADLY INDUSTRY RIP: TWU

The Transport Workers’ Union has demanded the Federal Government urgently regulate the gig economy to end the deadly exploitation of workers, as the European Union proposes laws to give workers minimum rights and protections. The proposals would end the deliberate misclassification of gig workers, setting out minimum wages, entitlements and unfair...
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December 10, 2021
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THOUSANDS CALL ON QANTAS BOARD TO REINSTATE WORKERS FOLLOWING DAMNING INVESTIGATION & SURVEY REVEALING 78% WANT THEIR JOBS BACK

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling on the Qantas Board to instruct management to reinstate highly trained and experienced outsourced workers following an investigation which found worker inexperience to be the cause of a flight taking off with locking pins still in place. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau’s report on...
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November 15, 2021
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STARTRACK WORKERS LOCK IN JOB SECURITY DEAL AS FEDEX REMAINS INDUSTRY OUTLIER

An almost year-long battle for job security has ended after the TWU bargaining committee reached an in-principle enterprise agreement with StarTrack on Friday, leaving FedEx the only major transport operator yet to finalise a fair deal. Workers won a backdated agreement to compensate them for the drawn-out negotiations, and commitments for...
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November 6, 2021
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FEDEX SPARKS CHRISTMAS DELIVERY CHAOS BY LOCKING OUT TRANSPORT WORKERS

Parcel deliveries will be thrown into chaos from Monday as FedEx locks out workers left with no choice but to take industrial action after the company refused to consider their reasonable solution to finalise a fair enterprise agreement. FedEx has notified the TWU that workers who participate in four-hour stoppages...
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October 1, 2021
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INTERNATIONAL AVIATION RETURN MISSING CRITICAL SAFETY MEASURES: TWU

The Federal Government has failed to establish a national covid-safe plan for aviation as international borders open in weeks, threatening to risk public health and cripple the industry with further shutdowns, says the TWU. The TWU warns that the Prime Minister has left airports vulnerable by opening up without rapid...
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September 22, 2021
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STARTRACK FAILS TO BLOCK TOMORROW’S JOB SECURITY STRIKE

The Fair Work Commission has approved a job security strike allowing 2000 StarTrack workers to walk off the job for 24 hours from midnight tonight, rejecting the company’s attempt to thwart the strike by exploiting the covid crisis. At the start of the hearing, StarTrack dropped its application to terminate the...
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September 21, 2021
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QANTAS FAILS IN SECOND ATTEMPT TO DELAY REMEDY HEARINGS

The TWU has welcomed the Federal Court’s decision to deny a stay application put forward by Qantas to delay remedy hearings until the conclusion of its appeal over the outsourcing of 2000 workers. The TWU opposed the stay, arguing that it could prejudice workers by reducing the likelihood of reinstatement...
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