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    TWU Calls For NSW Govt Action To Stop Attacks On Taxi Drivers

    January 29

    Transport Workers’ Union NSW Secretary Michael Aird has demanded that the Baird Government introduce tougher penalties for people who assault taxi drivers and provide proper training for drivers after a spate of assaults on cabbies across the state.
     
    TWU NSW MEDIA RELEASE, 29 January 2015

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    Push For Remote-area Phones

    January 20

    The Transport Workers Union wants employers to provide all workers travelling to remote areas with a satellite phone and emergency positioning beacon, saying lessons have not been learnt from past tragedies.
     
    Gabrielle Knowles and Tayissa Barone, The West Australian, 20 January 2015

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    Iron Ore Industry Using Low Prices As An Opportunity To Cut Contract Costs: West Australian Transport Workers Union

    January 13

    Unions are accusing mining companies of using the plunge in the iron ore price as an excuse to slash wages and conditions.
     
    ABC Rural, by Lucinda Jose, 13 January 2015

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    Fatal Truck Crash on M2 a tragic reminder of the risks in Australia’s most dangerous industry

    January 07

    TWU NSW secretary elect Michael Aird said this morning’s fatal truck crash on the M2, which took the life of a truck driver, was a tragic reminder of the risks of working in Australia’s most dangerous industry.

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    FOI follies prove the powerful hate disclosure

    December 22

    Tony Sheldon

    Sydney Morning Herald, 22 December 2014

     

    TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon writes in the SMH on how the Abbott government’s changes to the Freedom of Information Act threaten to deprive the public of information it has a right to know.

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    Orica Strike Over Potential $10,000 Pay Cut

    December 16

    Operations at more than 20 Hunter mines were at a standstill on Tuesday afternoon as essential workers downed tools to strike against cuts to pay and conditions.
     
    Newcastle Herald, by Peta Doherty, 16 December 2014