TWU

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    Industry calls for single national regulator for VET

    October 28

    The Australian Council of Trade Unions, the Australian Industry Group, and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry today called on Training Ministers in all States and Territories to proceed, as a priority, with the establishment of a national regulator for the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) system as agreed at the April 2009 COAG meeting.

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    Ordinary taxpayers are footing extra tax bill for rich and wealthy, say unions

    October 06

    A national forum on taxation being held today (Tuesday) will hear calls from the ACTU for the Henry Tax Review to crack down on the abuse of private trusts and company structures by wealthy individuals to unfairly minimise their tax.

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    CALL FOR GOVERNMENT TO STOP AIRLINE CONTRACTS

    September 30

    The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has called on staff in the Department and Finance and Regulation to implement government policy and not allow providers with a poor history of human rights; including social, community and employment practices, to receive work from whole-of-government airline contracts.

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    DIXON SHOULD GIVE THE CASH TO CHARITY

    September 21

    The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has criticised former Qantas’ CEO, Geoff Dixon’s, salary of $10.9 million for five months work as disrespectful to the company’s workforce who are facing spending cuts due to the current economic environment.

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    DRIVE FOR SAFE RATES REACHES CANBERRA

    September 16

    The Transport Workers Union has rolled into Canberra after a 2000 kilometre trip through regional NSW from Brisbane, highlighting the importance of a National system of safe rates for truck drivers.

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    ATA HEAD SHOULD BE SCREENED FOR COMMON SENSE

    August 25

    The Transport Workers Union has attacked the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) over its submission to the National Transport Commission calling on drivers to be screened for depression as part of medical checks for driving licences.