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TRUCKIES HOPEFUL FOR CHANGES TO NSW BORDER PERMITS, TWU WAITS FOR CLARITY

July 29, 2020
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JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY TRUCKIES HOPEFUL FOR CHANGES TO NSW BORDER PERMITS, TWU WAITS FOR CLARITY Yesterday the Transport Workers’ Union Victoria & Tasmania Branch demanded answers from the NSW Government as truck drivers who were crossing the New South Wales and Victoria border were issued with 14-day...

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) WORKERS SUPPORT PAYMENT

July 23, 2020
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UPDATE (22/07/2020): If you wish to apply for this payment, the State Government has advised for workers to call directly to 1800 675 398. Stay home if you are tested, until you have your result and if you’re not eligible for paid leave, apply to access this payment. The Government’s...

UPDATED STATEMENT REGARDING AVIATION WORKERS AS RESIDENTIAL SUPPORT OFFICERS IN COVID QUANTAINE HOTELS

July 4, 2020
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JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY UPDATED STATEMENT REGARDING AVIATION WORKERS AS RESIDENTIAL SUPPORT OFFICERS IN COVID QUANTAINE HOTELS Officials from the Transport Workers Union Victoria and Tasmanian Branch and aviation delegates have today met with the Corrections Commissioner Emma Cassar and the Department of Corrections and Justice. Through these...

TWU TO APPEAL ALDI COSTS JUDGMENT

June 3, 2020
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The TWU will appeal a Federal Court decision ordering wealthy retailer Aldi to pay just half the union’s costs after a losing a case that sought to silence truck drivers on safety issues. TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine said the union will push for full costs. “Aldi tried to shut...

VIRGIN WORKERS PUSH FOR FULL CAPACITY AIRLINE

June 3, 2020
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Workers are stressing the need for a full capacity second airline rather than a low cost carrier as the option for Virgin’s transition. The call comes as the first committee of inspection, which represents creditors, met today as part of the voluntary administration process for the airline. TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine...

JOBKEEPER ERROR: PAY AIRPORT WORKERS NOW

June 3, 2020
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The Transport Workers’ Union is calling on the Federal Government to immediately pay airport workers shut out of Jobkeeper Payment following the admission that the wage subsidy will cost $70 billion, not $130 billion as originally expected. TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine said the error should pave the way for...

Open letter to Dnata workers

May 13, 2020
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Dear Proud TWU dnata Catering Member,  Over the past few weeks I know we have asked a lot of you and during this challenging time you have stepped up to demand for you and your co-workers to be seen by the Federal Government.  Today, we are one step closer to...