TWU

  • Video

    Claims that employee fatigue at Aerocare is leading to accidents

    April 21

    (ABC 7.30, 20 April 2017) Last month 7.30 exposed claims of poor conditions for employees of the Australian company Aerocare, which provides essential ground services to airlines. Aerocare denied the claims. Now there are new claims that employee fatigue is leading to accidents.

  • News

    Worker Locked In Aircraft Cargo Hold Raises Questions Over Aerocare Safety Record

    April 20

    ABC News, by James Thomas, 20 April 2017

    Key points: 

    * Baggage handling supervisor accidentally locked in the hold of a Virgin aircraft
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    Neither Aerocare nor Virgin reported the incident to safety authorities

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    Former workers say lack of reporting indicative of lax Aerocare safety standards

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    Aerocare denies claims, says its safety record is impeccable

  • Media Release

    TWU CAUTIOUS ABOUT TWO NEW VISAS

    April 19

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 19 April 2017
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is cautiously welcoming the Government’s stricter rules on the migrant labour program.

  • Media Release

    TWU CRITICISES AEROCARE VOTE

    April 19

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 19 April 2017
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has criticised the rushed vote on a new enterprise agreement at Aerocare saying it lacked transparency and was held in a climate of intimidation and fear.

  • Media Release

    Port Price Hike Will Result In Risk To Safety, TWU Warns

    April 13

     
     TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 13 April 2017
     
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is warning that a huge increase in port access fees by DP World Australia and Hutchinson will result in higher injury and fatality rates in trucking and the loss of jobs.

  • News

    Australia Pension Industry Targets Private Equity Over Labour Practices

    April 13

    Financial Times, by Jamie Smyth, 12 April 2017
     
    First Super, which manages A$2bn ($1.5bn) in funds, is targeting private equity over labour standards at their client companies in the first big move by Australia’s powerful pensions industry in response to a string of scandals linked to poor working conditions.