TWU

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    Sunbus Cairns Drivers' Bladder Prayers Finally Answered

    May 25

    The Cairns Post, by Daniel Bateman, 25 May 2016
     
    Cairns’ public transport workers will no longer be “bus-ting” for a toilet break with some new amenities to be finally built for them in the city centre.

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    Indian Consulate In Sydney Slapped With $10,000 Fine Over Unfair Dismissal Of Driver

    May 25

    TWU NSW MEDIA RELEASE, 25 May 2016
     
    Transport Workers Union NSW Acting Secretary Richard Olsen has welcomed the decision by the Fair Work Commission to award a driver unfairly dismissed by the Indian Consulate in Sydney more than $10,000 saying that it sends a clear message that no employer is above the law.

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    Why Canberra's Garbage Collectors Are Taking Industrial Action

    May 24

    The Age, by Klaus Pinkas, 23 May 2016
     
    When most of the ACT is still asleep in bed or hitting the snooze button on the alarm, local waste workers (garbos) are hard at work. They are out there every weekday morning, making sure our streets are clean and hygienic. But not on Tuesday.

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    Authorities Must Investigate Barnett's Couriers After Latest Trucking Tragedy

    May 19

    TWU NSW MEDIA RELEASE, 19 May 2016
     
    Transport Workers Union NSW Acting Secretary Richard Olsen has called on the authorities to launch a full investigation of Wollongong-based Barnett’s Couriers after the latest fatal crash involving a Barnett’s truck.

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    Operation StateTrans Finds Major Flaws In Trucking Fleets While Government Abolishes Road Safety Laws

    May 11

    TWU NSW MEDIA RELEASE, 11 May 2016
     
    Transport Workers Union NSW Acting Secretary Richard Olsen has slammed the Federal Government for standing in the way of safe rates for truck drivers and their families as a major police operation in NSW found serious problems with maintenance and drugs in trucking fleets right across the supply chain.

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    NSW Police Launch Operation StateTrans

    May 04

    Big Rigs, 4 May 2016

    More than 3000 truck and trailers have been inspected in the first few days of Operation stateTrans.