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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...

OPEN LETTER TO LONG DISTANCE DRIVERS

April 15, 2020
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Dear Proud TWU Member,  Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been uncertainty and mixed messaging from Governments around the classification of the services provided by truck stops and roadhouses. We know all too well the vital role that truck stops and roadhouses play in the day to...

WAGE SUBSIDY MUST INCLUDE GIG WORKERS, CASUALS & OWNER DRIVERS: TWU

March 29, 2020
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Casual workers, owner drivers and gig economy workers must be included in any wage subsidy package the Federal Government is planning, the Transport Workers’ Union has warned. The TWU also wants the package for stood down workers to include: 80% subsidy of average income administered through company payroll rather than...

McCORMACK’S ASSISTANCE PACKAGE WON’T SAVE REGIONAL AIRLINES OR HELP WORKERS: TWU

March 28, 2020
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The TWU has called on the Federal Government to take a stake in airlines requiring financial assistance to ensure fairness for passengers and workers, as it announces $298 million for airlines operating regional routes. The TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine said the latest financial assistance for airlines continues to ignore...

RIDESHARE DRIVERS APPEAL TO SCOTT MORRISON FOR MINIMUM WAGE AND PROTECTIONS AMID COVID-19 CONCERNS

March 25, 2020
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Rideshare drivers on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic are appealing to the Federal Government to ensure all drivers are paid at least minimum wage after costs, do not have to pay GST and are protected against contracting and transmitting the virus. Rideshare driving is considered an essential activity to...