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  • Join the TWU

    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, Bunkers, 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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  • SAFE RATES IN KOREA

    Unions in South Korea are fighting for safe, fair rates and conditions for truck drivers. Drivers at food company Pulmuone have been on strike since early September 2015 in protest over a 20-year pay freeze and appalling safety conditions. Workers tell how they are forced to pay money daily to Pulmuone to keep their contracts with the company. They tell of fainting on the job from fatigue.

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Campaigns

  • HISTORIC WIN FOR OWNER DRIVERS

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    It’s historic and we should celebrate! The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal has set minimum rates of pay for owner drivers in a new legally enforceable Order. The ruling makes clients accountable for making sure drivers are paid for all their work including time spent queuing, loading and unloading.

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  • QGS LOG OF CLAIMS SURVEY

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    It’s time to begin negotiations for the new Enterprise Agreement (EA) that will set rates of pay, standards and conditions for the next few years at QGS. The TWU member-led negotiating team need to make sure they focus on the issues and conditions that will secure the best EA for QGS workers and their families. If you’re a QGS worker make sure you complete the survey to have a say in the issues that matter in your new EA!

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News

  • Tunnel Incident Shows Need for Industry Training, Investigation into 457 Visas

    5 February

    The Transport Workers’ Union has called for industry-wide training for truck drivers following an incident in the M5 tunnel Sydney today which caused major traffic chaos.

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  • Jetstar Force Vote on Bad Agreement

    5 February

    Jetstar is bypassing the Transport Workers Union and asking 350 of its baggage handlers to vote in favour of an 18-month pay freeze. “Jetstar wants none of the obligations to its workers that Qantas have, but all of the trade-offs. On wage growth, Jetstar are ‘Qantas’; on employment conditions Jetstar are ‘not Qantas’,” said TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon.

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Events

  • International Women's Day 2016

    8 March

    International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality. In 2016, join your local TWU branch to celebrate women in transport and the continued action needed to promote women’s involvement in non-traditional occupations.

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  • TWU National Council 2016

    May

    The 2016 TWU National Council will be held in NSW. TWU delegates, officials and members from across the country will come together to discuss the work of our Union over the past twelve months, and to look forward to the many challenges and opportunities that facing transport workers in coming year.

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