THOUSANDS CALL ON QANTAS BOARD TO REINSTATE WORKERS FOLLOWING DAMNING INVESTIGATION & SURVEY REVEALING 78% WANT THEIR JOBS BACK

December 10, 2021
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The Transport Workers’ Union is calling on the Qantas Board to instruct management to reinstate highly trained and experienced outsourced workers following an investigation which found worker inexperience to be the cause of a flight taking off with locking pins still in place. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau’s report on...

STARTRACK WORKERS LOCK IN JOB SECURITY DEAL AS FEDEX REMAINS INDUSTRY OUTLIER

November 15, 2021
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An almost year-long battle for job security has ended after the TWU bargaining committee reached an in-principle enterprise agreement with StarTrack on Friday, leaving FedEx the only major transport operator yet to finalise a fair deal. Workers won a backdated agreement to compensate them for the drawn-out negotiations, and commitments for...

FEDEX SPARKS CHRISTMAS DELIVERY CHAOS BY LOCKING OUT TRANSPORT WORKERS

November 6, 2021
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Parcel deliveries will be thrown into chaos from Monday as FedEx locks out workers left with no choice but to take industrial action after the company refused to consider their reasonable solution to finalise a fair enterprise agreement. FedEx has notified the TWU that workers who participate in four-hour stoppages...

INTERNATIONAL AVIATION RETURN MISSING CRITICAL SAFETY MEASURES: TWU

October 1, 2021
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The Federal Government has failed to establish a national covid-safe plan for aviation as international borders open in weeks, threatening to risk public health and cripple the industry with further shutdowns, says the TWU. The TWU warns that the Prime Minister has left airports vulnerable by opening up without rapid...

STARTRACK FAILS TO BLOCK TOMORROW’S JOB SECURITY STRIKE

September 22, 2021
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The Fair Work Commission has approved a job security strike allowing 2000 StarTrack workers to walk off the job for 24 hours from midnight tonight, rejecting the company’s attempt to thwart the strike by exploiting the covid crisis. At the start of the hearing, StarTrack dropped its application to terminate the...

QANTAS FAILS IN SECOND ATTEMPT TO DELAY REMEDY HEARINGS

September 21, 2021
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The TWU has welcomed the Federal Court’s decision to deny a stay application put forward by Qantas to delay remedy hearings until the conclusion of its appeal over the outsourcing of 2000 workers. The TWU opposed the stay, arguing that it could prejudice workers by reducing the likelihood of reinstatement...

AMAZONFLEX MODEL OF WAGE THEFT, UNFAIR SACKINGS MUST BE ABOLISHED: TWU

September 6, 2021
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An ABC exposé revealing wage theft, unsafe conditions and unfair sackings at AmazonFlex has prompted the TWU to up its demands for the Federal Government to urgently implement Senate recommendations to regulate transport supply chains. Evidence provided by the TWU supported the claims made by two drivers interviewed by the ABC of...

OUTSOURCING THREAT AT THE HEART OF TOLL STRIKES

September 5, 2021
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Around 7,000 Toll transport workers across the country began a 24 hour strike at midnight calling on the transport operator to abandon plans which would see work outsourced to a lower paid, insecure workforce. After months of failed talks, including last-ditch crisis talks between the TWU and Toll yesterday afternoon, going on strike...

VALE SENATOR ALEX GALLACHER

August 30, 2021
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The Transport Workers’ Union is grieving the sad passing of one of its greatest sons, Senator Alex Gallacher. We extend our deepest sympathies to Alex’s family during this incredibly difficult time. As a dedicated TWU official, Branch Secretary and National President, and later a Senator serving in the nation’s Parliament, Alex...