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Articles for "Author: Nellie Metcalfe"

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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March 31, 2021
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TWU FILES DISPUTE AS VIRGIN WORKERS STOOD DOWN AFTER JOBKEEPER KILLED

The Transport Workers’ Union has filed a dispute against Virgin over the airline’s standing down of all of its ground workers after the Federal Government killed Jobkeeper at the weekend. The dispute has been filed in the Fair Work Commission and outlines how workers have been stood down in the...
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March 17, 2021
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UBER UK CASE: URGENT NEED TO REGULATE IN AUSTRALIA

The Transport Workers’ Union is urging the Federal Government to regulate the gig economy, as Uber announced it was introducing piecemeal rights for workers following a UK Supreme Court judgment last month. Michael Kaine TWU National Secretary said Uber should not get to decide how few rights workers should get....
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March 11, 2021
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UNIONS AND WORKERS SLAM KILLING OF JOBKEEPER

Thousands of aviation jobs are at risk following an announcement by the Federal Government to kill wage subsidies to support the ailing industry. Aviation unions are writing to the Prime Minister Scott Morrison appealing for him to reverse the decision and introduce Aviation Keeper, for all aviation workers with strict...
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March 9, 2021
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TWU WARNS AGAINST REPLACING JOBKEEPER WITH LOANS TO BUSINESSES URGES EQUITY STAKE TO SAVE JOBS

The Transport Workers’ Union has warned against the Federal Government replacing Jobkeeper for aviation workers with interest-free loans to businesses, saying the move will result in a skills-drain from the industry. TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine called on the Federal Government to introduce Aviation Keeper, an extension to Jobkeeper for all...
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March 9, 2021
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LINDSAY WORKERS WIN STRONG NO VOTE ON SUB-STANDARD DEAL

Over 75% of Lindsay Transport workers have rejected a deal that would have attacked pay and conditions, despite the company announcing record revenue of $411M during the pandemic, and profit of $5.32 million. The Enterprise Agreement presented by Lindsay would have forced workers into a shoddy four-year deal before being...
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March 3, 2021
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90% AVIATION WORKERS STILL IMPACTED BY PANDEMIC, MAJOR SURVEY SHOWS

The jobs of almost 90% of aviation workers continue to be affected by the pandemic with only 11% back to working in their jobs with normal hours, according to a new survey which shows the need for Aviation Keeper, an extension to Jobkeeper for all aviation workers. The survey results...
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February 23, 2021
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QANTAS LOSSES SHOW NEED FOR AVIATION KEEPER WITH STRICT CONDITIONS

Qantas losses of over $1 billion in just six months show that the Federal Government must introduce Aviation Keeper, an extension to Jobkeeper for all stood down aviation workers with strict conditions for the companies receiving it. TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine said ongoing public support should be extended to...
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February 10, 2021
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WORKERS TO CALL FOR AVIATION KEEPER & SAME JOB, SAME PAY

Aviation workers will tell a Senate inquiry today they fear they will lose their jobs without an extension and expansion of Jobkeeper. Qantas and Dnata workers will also warn that low wages and a lack of hours are destroying livelihoods and that regulation is needed to ensure the industry’s survival, provide...
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February 10, 2021
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DRIVER HEALTH STUDY

Driver Health Study published by Monash University, with the support of the TWU, has revealed a shocking insight into the industry. Your TWU already knows that trucking is a dangerous job, the cabin of the truck is the most deadly workplace in Australia. In the largest study in trucking ever,...
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