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Australian unions will today reflect on a 10 year journey alongside thousands of former employees of Ansett airlines to ensure they received as close to 100% of their entitlements as was possible.
The Transport Workers Union of Australia today queried whether an over-sensitive Qantas Executive has had a quiet word to YouTube about a video that has set new records in communicating with union members.
The National Secretary of the Transport Workers Union of Australia, Tony Sheldon, has reacted angrily to Nationals’ Leader, Warren Truss’s remarks that there is no evidence to support a system of safe rates for truck drivers.
In a speech to the NSW Transport Workers Union delegates conference today, federal Transport Minister Anthony Albanese MP, provided a timetable for the introduction of safe rates for truck drivers across Australia.
Qantas management is now on notice that Transport Workers Union members at Qantas are ready to take industrial action against moves to damage the airline.
Ground handlers at Qantas fear the company is planning a bigger industrial campaign than Patricks Stevedores launched against its workforce in the waterfront dispute of the mid-1990s.