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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March 23, 2022
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FUEL SUPPORT MUST GO DIRECTLY INTO TRUCKIES’ POCKETS: TWU

The Transport Workers’ Union says any fuel relief must put money directly into truckies’ pockets to avoid sending owner drivers broke or increasing deadly truck crashes on our roads, following reports the Treasurer will announce a fuel package as part of next week’s Federal Budget. Owner drivers and small fleet...
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March 8, 2022
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A Special Message from Mike McNess, Branch Secretary regarding the current Bus EBA rounds

Watch a video from Mike McNess, Branch Secretary here: https://bit.ly/37dsaE7
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February 28, 2022
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Ending the squeeze: The federal government should be doing more to assist road transport, not making the job tougher

By TWU National Secretary, Michael Kaine. For two pandemic years owner drivers and small fleet operators have put their shoulder to the wheel to keep Australia moving. They’ve had to change and adapt how they do their important work; forced to jump through hoops without support to keep supply chains...
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February 28, 2022
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Coalition snubs Senate report into trucking industry

Six months to the day that an extensive Senate inquiry report into the industry was tabled with the federal government, truckies are still being largely ignored by Canberra. That’s the message today from inquiry chair, WA Senator Glenn Sterle, and the Transport Workers’ Union in coinciding statements marking the semi-anniversary...
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February 9, 2022
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Alliance seeks federal commitment to supply chain fixes

The Retail Supply Chain Alliance of transport, retail and agriculture unions joined forces in Canberra today to call on MPs to endorse a bipartisan plan to fix crippled supply chains. It follows weeks of chaos from covid and major floods “smashing worker pay and safety, and depriving Australians of vital...
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February 3, 2022
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UNIONS PEN LETTER TO ATTORNEY-GENERAL OVER QANTAS CABIN CREW ROW

The Transport Workers Union and Flight Attendants Association of Australia have together penned a letter to the Attorney-General Michaelia Cash, urging her intervention in an ongoing dispute between Qantas and its international cabin crew. Qantas announced last week that it had made an application to the Fair Work Commission to terminate...
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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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