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COALITION WANTS TO MAKE WAGE THEFT EASIER

July 22, 2019
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The TWU was in the FWC again this month fighting an underpayment case. We won and a whole lot of truck drivers are happy to now be on the right hourly, penalty and weekend rates – with back payments. There have been multiple examples of systemic wage theft that have...

TASMANIA DELEGATES TRAINING

July 19, 2019
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TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Tasmania-based Delegates this week endorsed and began planning for our 2020 “Same Job, Same Pay, Same Fight” campaign during a two-day Delegates Training Conference in Launceston. Tasmanian members are preparing for a big 2020 with many local transport companies due to begin negotiations for new enterprise agreements...

WASTE WORKERS – UP FOR THE FIGHT

July 18, 2019
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For too long Local Councils have been driving the standards down in the waste industry. They have manipulated a broken industrial system. TWU Delegates from across the waste industry have now come together for the one big fight and we have one clear message to local councils, if you want...

FAREWELL & CONGRATULATIONS TO A STAUNCH DELEGATE

July 15, 2019
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Three cheers goes to the widely-respected Alan Brabazon who has retired from the workforce after a mighty 19 years as a TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) K&S Freighters Delegate at Truganina. Well done Alan you are a rolled gold union man and, through good times and bad, were always ready to roll...

A MILLION AUSSIES WANT MORE WORK

July 12, 2019
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More than one million Australians want to work more hours but can’t get them, according to new ABS labour force data.Sadly, many of these workers have been suffering under insecure work conditions for over a year and are in a poor negotiating position and lack bargaining power.Australia already has some...

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE REMINDER

July 8, 2019
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The minimum hourly rate for workers on award wages increased on 1 July. The TWU encourages all workers to double-check their payslips to ensure employers have passed on the increase. A 3 per cent wage pay rise applies to all employees on awards from July 1, with the Fair Work...

FORMER TWU NATIONAL SECRETARY NOW FEDERAL SENATOR

July 3, 2019
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Former TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon has been sworn in as a Federal Senator. Tony has championed the cause of transport workers for decades and fought to ensure wealthy global companies that put the squeeze on transport workers are held to account. And he will continue with this in parliament....

ALDI – GIVE TRANSPORT A FAIR GO

July 2, 2019
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Transport workers know how important safety is to our communities. Unfortunately, Aldi would rather silence them in a court case than listen to their safety concerns. And it would rather do whatever it takes to get a disgruntled customer back, than do anything about its drivers safety concerns. Aldi, you...

BUS DRIVER SAFETY MUST BE PRIORITY #1

June 27, 2019
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Physical or verbal abuse should never be part of any job, but that is sadly still a reality for many hard-working bus drivers. And the stress of working under tight timetables, road rage and handling fare evasion just compounds the issues related to passenger aggression inside the bus. The TWU...