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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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January 7, 2021
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STATEMENT: Border Permits

Today we had an emergency meeting with the Victorian Government and key industry stakeholders regarding border permit requirements for drivers who have been to NSW. This follows the already daily representation to authorities since the new system came into place. We have made representations due to the concerns raised by...
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December 10, 2020
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TWU NOTIFIES SAFE WORK AS UBEREATS FOOD DELIVERY RIDER DIES

The Transport Workers’ Union has notified Safe Work NSW after a food delivery rider was killed after a crash in Sydney on Saturday. UberEats rider Bijoy Paul, a 27-year-old Bangladash national, died in hospital after being hit by a car in Rockdale before 11am yesterday. It is the fourth food...
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December 9, 2020
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ALDI LOSES APPEAL TO SILENCE TRUCK DRIVERS ON SAFETY

Aldi has lost an appeal to silence truck drivers speaking out about safety in its supply chain. The Full Court of the Federal Court also directed that the wealthy retailer must pay full costs for the appeal and is likely to have to pay further costs for taking the lengthy...
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December 4, 2020
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Amazon Flex

Angry delivery drivers, owner drivers and members took the TWU Fight for $40 to Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Sydney.Join the TWU Fight for $40 Facebook page here Richard Olsen, TWU NSW State Secretary told drivers – “Amazon Flex has arrogantly driven into Australia with a business model that will block...
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October 7, 2020
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JOBKEEPER CHANGES

The Federal Government has made some important changes to JobKeeper. The good news is that the JobKeeper Payment scheme has been extended until 28 March 2021 to ensure more Australians can stay in jobs and more businesses can survive the economic fallout of this pandemic. However, the bad news is...
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October 6, 2020
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TWU & NRFA SIGN AGREEMENT TO CO-OPERATE ON FIGHT FOR BETTER INDUSTRY STANDARDS

The National Road Freighters Association and the Transport Workers’ Union have signed a memorandum of understanding to fight for an industry that is safe and sustainable. The MoU recognises that “economic and contractual practices are placing unsustainable pressures on transport operators and workers and contributing to thousands of transport operators...
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September 24, 2020
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QANTAS WORKERS TO RECEIVE THOUSANDS IN UNPAID WAGES AS AIRLINE LOSES JOBKEEPER CASE

Qantas workers will receive thousands of dollars in backpay as the Federal Court agreed that the airline’s management has been abusing JobKeeper and ripping workers off. The court case centres on Qantas’s refusal to pay workers for public holiday, weekends, overtime work and allowances by standing workers down for the...
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September 7, 2020
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Wage theft case against Deliveroo

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling on the Federal Government to intervene in a case it is taking against food delivery company Deliveroo, after it underpaid a rider just over $10 per hour. The union won the first case in Australia against a gig economy company last year with a...
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September 1, 2020
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Vale Paul Gage

Vale Paul Gage – Toll Forklift driver and all round wonderful bloke. Paul holds an upsetting title as the first recorded – and hopefully only – TWU member who has become a victim of COVID-19. Paul past on Thursday 20 August after contracting the virus outside his workplace. Paul passed...
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