Eastern Australia Airlines EBA Update

May 6, 2016
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The TWU Eastern Australia Airlines EBA Committee presented an endorsed log of claims to company representatives in Sydney this week. The committee, who reinforced with management the uniqueness of the occupation, presented member demands for greater wages and allowances. Also raised by the committee was the need for all three...

Jetstar – Last chance to vote YES!

April 13, 2016
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Jetstar members are reminded to get their Protected Action Ballot vote in by 19 April. A YES vote to all questions on the ballot will send a strong message to Jetstar that we are united in our demands for a fair Agreement. Jetstar management have blocked TWU efforts to secure...

Heavy vehicle health check

April 4, 2016
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  The National Heavy Vehicle Register (NHVR) have announced that consultation is currently underway to assess the health of Australia’s 520,000-strong heavy vehicle fleet. NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said inspections will be randomly conducted by authorised officers later this year at roadside check points and in depots throughout Australia. Each...

EBA raises the bar

April 4, 2016
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All smiles: (L to R)  TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Organiser MemSuleyman, delegates Mario Schembri, Bill Dalton and James Bolton and TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Organiser Wayne Commerford Laverton North-based Scott’s Tankers members are feeling 12-per-cent better after reaching an in-principle wage deal with the company. The EBA was inked following a hard-fought and intensive negotiation involving a strong and committed consultative committee of delegates...

LINFOX FUEL BACKPAY VICTORY

March 23, 2016
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  Linfox fuel tank drivers in Victoria have won a $76,000 backpay claim after being paid incorrect grading. The claim was first raised by the TWU last year. Following various meetings, correspondence, commission hearings and a show of solidarity by members in a stop work meeting, Linfox finally paid out the...

Protest shuts down Port of Melbourne

December 17, 2015
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Empty container drivers brought the Port of Melbourne to a halt this afternoon after withdrawing their labour in a protest against poor pay and conditions and safety concerns. Members, who haul empty shipping containers back into the port for the shipping lines to take back overseas or interstate, withdrew their...

Geelong Drivers Dinner

November 23, 2015
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Dozens of TWU Branch members celebrated an early Christmas dinner last Friday night in Geelong. About 70 members attended the annual Geelong Drivers Dinner at the Hotel Cremorne, on Pakington Street. Vic/Tas branch secretary Wayne Mader addressed the audience and presented John Detlefson with a token of appreciation for his...

Milko’s Deliver Roster Change

November 11, 2015
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TWU members have agreed to trial significant roster changes proposed by employer Murray Goulburn – Australia’s largest dairy foods company. The new roster would see drivers move away from the industry standard and work nine hours days instead of the current eight. In exchange they would work less days per...