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CALL FOR TESTING HUBS FOR TRANSPORT WORKERS

July 14, 2021
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The Transport Workers Union has called on the NSW Premier to urgently set up testing hubs so transport workers can get tested for COVID quickly rather than waiting in long queues before their shifts. The Union is writing to the NSW Premier over the alarm among workers in the scramble to...

TWU SLAMS TRUCKING COMPANY OVER ‘DISGRACEFUL’ RESPONSE TO WORKER DEATH

July 8, 2021
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TWU is criticising Lindsay Transport for an inadequate response to the death of one of its workers six years ago. Safe Work NSW has released information about undertakings it has forced Lindsay to comply with, including developing a safety app, following the fatality in October 2015 in Western Sydney. But...

6 MONTHS MORE OF “LAST RESORT” LOCKDOWNS IF AVIATION NOT FIXED: TWU

July 3, 2021
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The Transport Workers’ Union has warned that “Phase One” community transmission suppression will fail in its goal to avoid “last resort” lockdowns without prioritising vaccination access for domestic aviation workers and introducing rapid pre-flight testing. Today, Scott Morrison expressed that transitioning to “Phase Two” of the four-part plan to normality...

TWU DEMANDS URGENT PRIORITY VACCINATION OF DOMESTIC CABIN CREW

June 28, 2021
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The Transport Workers’ Union has called on the Federal Government to urgently update the vaccination priority list to include frontline domestic cabin crew following a positive case that serviced five Virgin flights across three states last week. In a letter to the Prime Minister, TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine asked...

NEW AMAZON FULFILMENT CENTRE IN MELBOURNE’S WEST RAISES ALARM BELLS FOR UNION

June 10, 2021
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The Transport Workers’ Union Victoria/Tasmania has grave concerns about conditions for over 200 new workers at Amazon’s recently announced West Melbourne fulfilment centre in Ravenhall. This will be Amazon’s second fulfilment centre in Melbourne and will be nearly double the size of the MCG with the capacity to house up...

SECOND QANTAS PLANE DAMAGED AFTER BAGGAGE LOADER COLLISION IN DARWIN

June 2, 2021
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A second Qantas plane has been damaged after a collision with a vehicle used to load baggage, this time at Darwin Airport, further putting into doubt safety at Qantas after it outsourced its entire ground operations. Video footage shows the belt loader wedged under the aircraft after damaging it. It...

QANTAS PLANE BADLY DAMAGED AMID SAFETY CONCERNS OVER OUTSOURCED GROUND OPERATIONS

May 27, 2021
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The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for a safety investigation into Qantas’ ground operations after a vehicle used to load baggage crashed into a Qantas plane at Perth Airport after its brakes failed, leaving extensive damage. The worker operating the vehicle narrowly escaped injury and was trapped under the plane...

TWU SLAMS ‘DICTATOR’ QANTAS FOR IMPOSING UNILATERAL WAGE FREEZES

May 20, 2021
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The Transport Workers’ Union has slammed Qantas for cutting more jobs and bypassing enterprise bargaining, announcing to the ASX that it will impose a two-year wage freeze on workers. TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine called on the Federal Government to take an equity stake in Qantas over the mismanagement of...

MAJOR BOOST FOR GIG WORKERS: DELIVEROO RIDER WINS UNFAIR SACKING CASE

May 18, 2021
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In a major boost for gig economy workers, a food delivery rider has won his case for unfair sacking against Amazon-backed Deliveroo. The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for urgent Federal Government regulation to back the Fair Work Commission’s findings and to ensure other gig workers have rights and protections....