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TWU & NRFA SIGN AGREEMENT TO CO-OPERATE ON FIGHT FOR BETTER INDUSTRY STANDARDS

October 6, 2020
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The National Road Freighters Association and the Transport Workers’ Union have signed a memorandum of understanding to fight for an industry that is safe and sustainable. The MoU recognises that “economic and contractual practices are placing unsustainable pressures on transport operators and workers and contributing to thousands of transport operators...

QANTAS WORKERS TO RECEIVE THOUSANDS IN UNPAID WAGES AS AIRLINE LOSES JOBKEEPER CASE

September 24, 2020
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Qantas workers will receive thousands of dollars in backpay as the Federal Court agreed that the airline’s management has been abusing JobKeeper and ripping workers off. The court case centres on Qantas’s refusal to pay workers for public holiday, weekends, overtime work and allowances by standing workers down for the...

Wage theft case against Deliveroo

September 7, 2020
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The Transport Workers’ Union is calling on the Federal Government to intervene in a case it is taking against food delivery company Deliveroo, after it underpaid a rider just over $10 per hour. The union won the first case in Australia against a gig economy company last year with a...

Vale Paul Gage

September 1, 2020
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Vale Paul Gage – Toll Forklift driver and all round wonderful bloke. Paul holds an upsetting title as the first recorded – and hopefully only – TWU member who has become a victim of COVID-19. Paul past on Thursday 20 August after contracting the virus outside his workplace. Paul passed...

TWU TAKES QANTAS TO COURT FOR ABUSING JOBKEEPER

August 26, 2020
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The Transport Workers’ Union is fighting Qantas in court today over its abuse of the Jobkeeper Payment scheme, arguing the airline is ripping its workers off by thousands of dollars by refusing to pay them what they have earned. The case comes a day after Qantas announced it was axing a...

URGENT NEED TO EXTEND JOBKEEPER TO DNATA

August 7, 2020
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JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY URGENT NEED TO EXTEND JOBKEEPER TO DNATA Workers are available to speak about their experience The Transport Workers Union Victoria and Tasmania are urgently calling on the Federal Government to extend the JobKeeper scheme to Dnata workers. This comes after an announcement from the...

TWU CONCERNED OVER SHOCKING CONDITIONS FACED BY CHARTER BUS DRIVERS

July 31, 2020
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JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY TWU CONCERNED OVER SHOCKING CONDITIONS FACED BY CHARTER BUS DRIVERS  All attributed to JOHN BERGER The TWU plead for the Tasmanian Government to ensure bus driver and community safety after reports of mass crowdings of buses filled with those recently arrived from Melbourne on...

VICTORIA TRANSPORT WORKER ONCE AGAIN LEFT IN LIMBO AT THE BORDERS

July 30, 2020
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Attributed to JOHN BERGER TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH SECRETARY From 11:59 pm last night all drivers will need to demonstrate having had a COVID-19 test within the past 7 days in order to obtain a border crossing permit for New South Wales.  Once again, and without consultation, the New South Wales...

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...