One of the real pleasures for TWU officials is attending the Branch regional member dinners held across Victoria and Tasmania. Last night we held the first dinner for 2018 in beautiful Rochester, it was a great night thanks to the great people sitting around the table.
These dinners are always relaxing and fun and a good chance for everyone to catch up with what’s happening in other sectors of the transport industry and an opportunity for us to recognise member milestones, among those were TWU (VIC/TAS Branch) organiser Daryl Coghill who was rewarded for 25 years of fighting for transport workers. Any member who has been represented by Daryl would testify to the fact that he throws the kitchen sink at ensuring the most positive outcome, good on you Bomber!
These events also present a good chance for Branch officials to speak with grassroots members directly about what they believe the union is doing well, what we might do differently, where they see the transport industry heading and the performance of their employers.
There are more locals in the Rochester region employed in transport, manufacturing and logistics than any other class of work, so the TWU has a sense that we have an important role to play in keeping the rubber on the road for both our members and the local community.
On behalf of Assistant Secretary Chris Fennell and all Branch Organisers I would encourage all members to get along to a dinner this year which are scheduled to be held in Warrnambool, Leongatha, Bendigo, Shepparton, Wodonga, Traralgon, Geelong, Launceston, Devonport and Hobart.
Hope to see you soon!