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    BECOME A MEMBER

    Currently we have 90,000 members throughout Australia in the transport industry. These women and men work in aviation, oil, waste management, gas, road transport, passenger vehicles and freight logistics. We represent employees of companies including Toll, Linfox, TNT, CEVA, Booths, Asciano, K & S, Startrack, Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and many, many more. Contact your state branch to become a member of TWU.

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  • StarTrack EA Negotiation

    We Need to Prepare to Fight

    Members at StarTrack have remained united in the face of increasing opposition from management who are persisting on undermining conditions and wage increases.

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  • CONTROVERSIAL AVIATION COMPANY BACKTRACKS ON CASE TO HALT TWU CHALLENGE AFTER BEING CAUGHT LYING

    19 October

    Aerocare, a ground handling services company employing 3,000 people, sent correspondence to the Fair Work Commission which alleged Commission files had been tampered with. However, records of emails between the company’s representatives and the Commission show the company knew this was not the case, since they accessed the files last July. Today after Aerocare was caught out it announced that “in light of” this information it was withdrawing its case. “There appears to be no depth to which this company will not stoop to in order to continue exploiting its workforce. The TWU is legitimately challenging Aerocare’s system of low rates and appalling conditions, which see workers forced to sleep at airports and struggle on poverty wages. But because they are defending the indefensible the company has resorted to lies and fabrications,” said TWU Acting National Secretary Michael Kaine.

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  • TWU CALLS OUT AIRLINES & AIRPORTS OVER ATTEMPT TO ENFORCE POVERTY CONDITIONS AND STOP UNION CHALLENGE

    19 October

    An aviation company at the centre of a scandal over staff forced to sleep at airports will today try to enforce a system of split shifts and low rates and separately try to stop the Transport Workers’ Union from challenging it. Aerocare, a ground handling services company employing 3,000 people, is today appealing a Fair Work Commission rejection in August of its 2017 enterprise agreement, because it contained illegal split shifts and below award rates. On Friday the company will try to stop the TWU challenging the 2012 agreement, whose even poorer conditions led to the media exposé earlier this year of working and safety conditions at Aerocare. The Transport Workers’ Union is calling on airports and airlines to take responsibility for Aerocare’s appalling conditions, since they benefit from the low cost, exploitative model.

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