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CRANBOURNE PROTECTED ACTION TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

September 17, 2019
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JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY CRANBOURNE PROTECTED ACTION TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER On 17 September 2019, the Transport Workers Union (VIC/TAS Branch) issued a Notice of intention to take protected industrial action against Cranbourne Transit Ply Ltd on Monday 23 September 2019. After prolonged attempts to...

ON-DEMAND WORKERS DEMAND LIVING WAGE

August 27, 2019
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We’re taking on Deliveroo over the wage theft of a Canberra food delivery rider. The rider was being paid just $10 per hour. Ripping workers off is not a business model we can allow in Australia. MORE: https://www.twu.com.au/companies/deliveroo/transport-workers-union-wage-theft-case-against-deliveroo/

2020 SUPPORT GROWS AS WORKERS DEMAND CHANGE

August 26, 2019
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More and more grassroots members are getting behind the TWU’s 2020 “Same Job, Same Pay” campaign that will see us fight for better, safer transport jobs and regulation of wealthy companies at the top of supply chains.Our Toll BOC Gas Preston members are the latest of over 50 yards and...

Airports National Day of Action – Tomorrow

August 20, 2019
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At just one company of 324 employees at Sydney Airport, there were 132 injury reports in one year. And that is just the tip of the iceberg – safety is a serious issue in all companies at airports across Australia and aviation jobs are becoming more dangerous with increasing casualisation...

SUBSTANDARD AGREEMENT TERMINATED

August 11, 2019
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Frustrated Swissport/Aerocare won’t pay back wages or put forward an agreement the Fair Work Commission can approve? We hear you. It’s time the company did the right thing by its workers and showed it cares as much about its hard-working staff as profits.

AVIATION PROFITS NOT TRICKLING DOWN TO WORKERS

August 8, 2019
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Swissport have reported revenues this year of almost $2.5 billion, helped by not giving its workers a fair rate of pay. Swissport said the results were driven by organic volume growth (more work) and its acquisition of Aerocare last year, workers are being forced to struggle on three-hour shifts. Aviation...

TRANSPORT WORKERS NEED MORE PROTECTIONS

July 26, 2019
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Over 1,000 trucking companies – and 136 already in 2019 – have gone bankrupt since the Coalition tore the road safety watchdog in 2016.When so many trucking companies are under serious financial pressure, drivers get pushed to work long hours, speed and skip rest breaks and this means vital maintenance...

SUPER BAD IDEA ANDREW

July 25, 2019
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Another day, another attack on workers by the Federal Coalition. This time Andrew Bragg MP has suggested workers who earn under $50,000 a year should not get superannuation – under this plan some people would never retire. Under Parliamentary rules, Bragg will pocket about $50,000 in superannuation payments in the...

RIVET ENDORSE 2020 PLAN

July 23, 2019
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Our Rivet Energy members are the latest to endorse the TWU’s 2020 “Same Job, Same Pay, Same Fight” campaign. The Federal Coalition this week will introduce its proposed anti-union legislation, big bosses are wanting to privatise health care, wage theft is rampant, casualisation is increasing and wages are flat-lined. The...