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TWU WELCOMES VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR URGENT FEDERAL REFORM

May 17, 2021
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The Transport Workers’ Union has welcomed support by the Victorian Government for the setting up of an independent body at national level to deliver binding determinations for gig economy workers. The recommendation is part of a response by the Victorian Government to a groundbreaking inquiry into the gig economy. Victorian...

TOLL SALE TO ALLEGRO: TWU URGES INVESTMENT TO LIFT STANDARDS

May 7, 2021
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The Transport Workers’ Union is urging Allegro the new owners of Toll Global Express to invest in the company to ensure its long-term survival in the face of gig economy entrants. TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine said the union, which represents thousands of Toll workers, is ready to work with Allegro on...

TWU WELCOMES MENULOG TRIAL TO RECLASSIFY RIDERS & GIVE THEM RIGHTS

April 16, 2021
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The Transport Workers’ Union has welcomed Menulog’s landmark announcement to begin a trial of an employment model that will reclassify riders and guarantee them minimum hourly payments and rights. TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine has welcomed the move and said Federal Government regulation is critical at this juncture to protect...

QANTAS FEDERAL COURT CASE OPENS: OUTSOURCING GOES ON TRIAL

April 12, 2021
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Aviation workers’ federal court case against Qantas opens today over the outsourcing of 2,500 jobs, with the TWU set to argue that the move opens the door for companies to trash collective agreements with their workforces and replace them with insecure workers on lower wages and conditions. The TWU will also...

TWU FILES DISPUTE AS VIRGIN WORKERS STOOD DOWN AFTER JOBKEEPER KILLED

March 31, 2021
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The Transport Workers’ Union has filed a dispute against Virgin over the airline’s standing down of all of its ground workers after the Federal Government killed Jobkeeper at the weekend. The dispute has been filed in the Fair Work Commission and outlines how workers have been stood down in the...

UBER UK CASE: URGENT NEED TO REGULATE IN AUSTRALIA

March 17, 2021
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The Transport Workers’ Union is urging the Federal Government to regulate the gig economy, as Uber announced it was introducing piecemeal rights for workers following a UK Supreme Court judgment last month. Michael Kaine TWU National Secretary said Uber should not get to decide how few rights workers should get....

UNIONS AND WORKERS SLAM KILLING OF JOBKEEPER

March 11, 2021
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Thousands of aviation jobs are at risk following an announcement by the Federal Government to kill wage subsidies to support the ailing industry. Aviation unions are writing to the Prime Minister Scott Morrison appealing for him to reverse the decision and introduce Aviation Keeper, for all aviation workers with strict...

TWU WARNS AGAINST REPLACING JOBKEEPER WITH LOANS TO BUSINESSES URGES EQUITY STAKE TO SAVE JOBS

March 9, 2021
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The Transport Workers’ Union has warned against the Federal Government replacing Jobkeeper for aviation workers with interest-free loans to businesses, saying the move will result in a skills-drain from the industry. TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine called on the Federal Government to introduce Aviation Keeper, an extension to Jobkeeper for all...

LINDSAY WORKERS WIN STRONG NO VOTE ON SUB-STANDARD DEAL

March 9, 2021
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Over 75% of Lindsay Transport workers have rejected a deal that would have attacked pay and conditions, despite the company announcing record revenue of $411M during the pandemic, and profit of $5.32 million. The Enterprise Agreement presented by Lindsay would have forced workers into a shoddy four-year deal before being...