TWU

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    Bill Shorten Is Not The Sole Target Of The Royal Commission - Workers' Power Is Too

    July 14

    Sydney Morning Herald, by TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon, 14 July 2015

    The Royal Commission into Trade Unions is not a witch hunt. A witch hunt suggests a focused effort to hunt down a small group or individual. And while part of the bang the Abbott government is looking to derive from its 80 million bucks is to "kill Bill", the overarching aim of the commission is actually far greater than that.

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    Blacktown Bus Drivers Call For Support

    July 14

    Blacktown Sun, by Katrina Vo, 14 July 2015

    Transport Workers' Union NSW members in Blacktown have welcomed the support of MP John Robertson as they continue their campaign for a better and safer bus industry for passengers and drivers across the state.

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    Shining A Light Into The Rotten Core Of The Taxi Industry

    July 13

    Sydney Morning Herald, by TWU NSW Secretary Michael Aird, 13 July 2015

    Imagine if the rules of your job hadn't changed since the middle of the 19th century. Miners would still be working side by side with their children, factory workers would still be entertained on their 16-hour days by lectors, and when you talked about a computer you would mean a person and not an object!

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    QLD: Protesters Kicked Out Of RACQ Office

    July 10

    AAP Newswire, by Jamie McKinnell, 10 July 2015

    Queensland's peak motoring body RACQ has kicked a group of union protesters out of their Brisbane headquarters after they called for the reinstatement of a sacked tow truck driver.

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    Delivery Pressure A Heavy Load For Drivers

    July 09

    Northern Star, by Leah White, 9 July 2015

    Pressure on truck drivers to meet client deadlines may have contributed to the number of truck crashes involved in this week's spate, according to the NSW Transport Workers Union.

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    Buses Slip, Sliding Away

    July 09

    The Daily Telegraph, by Jim O'rourke, 9 July 2015

    BUS drivers fear for passenger safety because vehicles are skidding on "slippery" painted bus lanes.