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Articles for "Author: TWU"

July 29, 2020
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TRUCKIES HOPEFUL FOR CHANGES TO NSW BORDER PERMITS, TWU WAITS FOR CLARITY

JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY TRUCKIES HOPEFUL FOR CHANGES TO NSW BORDER PERMITS, TWU WAITS FOR CLARITY Yesterday the Transport Workers’ Union Victoria & Tasmania Branch demanded answers from the NSW Government as truck drivers who were crossing the New South Wales and Victoria border were issued with 14-day...
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July 23, 2020
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) WORKERS SUPPORT PAYMENT

UPDATE (22/07/2020): If you wish to apply for this payment, the State Government has advised for workers to call directly to 1800 675 398. Stay home if you are tested, until you have your result and if you’re not eligible for paid leave, apply to access this payment. The Government’s...
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July 4, 2020
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UPDATED STATEMENT REGARDING AVIATION WORKERS AS RESIDENTIAL SUPPORT OFFICERS IN COVID QUANTAINE HOTELS

JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY UPDATED STATEMENT REGARDING AVIATION WORKERS AS RESIDENTIAL SUPPORT OFFICERS IN COVID QUANTAINE HOTELS Officials from the Transport Workers Union Victoria and Tasmanian Branch and aviation delegates have today met with the Corrections Commissioner Emma Cassar and the Department of Corrections and Justice. Through these...
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June 3, 2020
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TWU TO APPEAL ALDI COSTS JUDGMENT

The TWU will appeal a Federal Court decision ordering wealthy retailer Aldi to pay just half the union’s costs after a losing a case that sought to silence truck drivers on safety issues. TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine said the union will push for full costs. “Aldi tried to shut...
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June 3, 2020
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LOW PAID WORKERS NEED WAGE RISES TO HELP BOOST ECONOMY & CLIENTS MUST BE HELD TO ACCOUNT OVER THEM

Low paid workers must be given wage rises in order to ensure the economy can rebound from its current slump and clients at the top must be held accountable for rates across transport, says the TWU. TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine says ensuring workers have money in their pockets is a...
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June 3, 2020
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VIRGIN WORKERS PUSH FOR FULL CAPACITY AIRLINE

Workers are stressing the need for a full capacity second airline rather than a low cost carrier as the option for Virgin’s transition. The call comes as the first committee of inspection, which represents creditors, met today as part of the voluntary administration process for the airline. TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine...
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June 3, 2020
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JOBKEEPER ERROR: PAY AIRPORT WORKERS NOW

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling on the Federal Government to immediately pay airport workers shut out of Jobkeeper Payment following the admission that the wage subsidy will cost $70 billion, not $130 billion as originally expected. TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine said the error should pave the way for...
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