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    Unaware, Underpaid

    August 01

    Owner Driver, by TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon, August 2016
    Australia is a multi-culture society, but big business is exploiting newly-arrived foreign drivers to work for lower pay rates while increasing its own profit margin. Tony Sheldon writes.

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    Horror Accidents Highlight Need For Real Action On Road Safety

    July 27

    TWU QLD Branch Media Release, 26 July 2016
    Continued accidents involving heavy vehicles are solid proof that the Federal Government has no plan to improve safety for transport workers, leaving the onus on the States to maintain safety standards with little Federal oversight.

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    Sheldon Responds To SARTA Letter

    July 26

    Owner Driver, 25 July 2016
    TWU national secretary Tony Sheldon has issued a statement following SARTA executive director Steve Shearer’s letter to Owner//Driver criticising the TWU’s motives in the Safe Rates debate.

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    Getting the Balance Right

    July 25

    Big Rigs, TWU NSW News, 24 July 2016
    Last edition we shared with you the important changes that were recently made to the General Carriers Contract Determinations (GCCD) and in particular the expansion of its coverage across NSW.

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    Potentially Deadly Weapons Found On Darwin Buses | NT News

    July 18

    NT News, by Lauren Roberts, 17 July 2016
    Axes, jagged knives, scissors, drunken fights and verbal abuse – this is what our unarmed transit safety officers face every day while trying to keep Darwin bus drivers and passengers safe.

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    The Assault On Penalty Rates Continues

    July 15

    TWU VIC/TAS Branch, 15 July 2016
    The fight for workers’ rights continues after new National Retail Association (NRA) boss Dominique Lamb confirmed big business will persist in its push to have penalty rates cut.