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    Currently we have 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

    Voting on the StarTrack EA has now opened and close October 31. Make sure your vote counts and vote NO.

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    13 August

    Michael Kaine has become the new National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union, after Tony Sheldon stepped down to run for the Senate. Kaine, who has worked at the TWU for two decades, including as National Assistant Secretary, is the leading figure behind the Safe Rates strategy and the concept of a road safety watchdog aimed at holding wealthy clients to account for fairness and safety in transport. He has led negotiations for enterprise agreements with some of Australia’s biggest transport companies including Toll and Linfox, helping workers to win record-high superannuation, fair rates and workplace rights. He is well respected throughout the union movement and also co-chairs the ACTU’s Change the Rules committee.

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  • Andrews Government to Introduce Mandatory Minimum Rates for Tip Truck Owner Drivers

    10 August

    TIP truck owner-drivers have won a potential windfall of more than $15 an hour on government projects under new minimum rates to be introduced by the Andrews Government. Transport Workers’ Union Victoria and Tasmania branch secretary John Berger said the new rates would help prevent unsafe driving. “Currently, low load rates, dodgy hire companies, competition for work and a lack of regulation mean undercutting is rife and existing conditions reduce each time a contract is renewed,” Mr Berger said.

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