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The Transport Workers’ Union of NSW apologises to passengers for disruptions to Busways services today in Western Sydney. School services will not be affected.
AMENDED DUE TO ORDER BY FAIR WORK AUSTRALIA OF 20 JULY 2011
The [Fijian] military dictatorship [is] specifically target[ing] airline workers in the draft Vital National Industries Decree, smashing workplace rights across the sector.
The TWU has today expressed concern that the application of a de facto carbon tax on fuels for heavy vehicles from July 2014 will further disadvantage truck drivers and cause more deaths on Australian roads.
The TWU national secretary, Tony Sheldon, said Tiger Airways continued grounding by CASA was a sign for the future of low cost aviation companies and demonstrated the need to require airlines to commit a small portion of ticket costs to ensure dismissed workers receive some assistance when an airline is grounded or put out of business.
The Transport Workers Union has today revealed truck drivers and small trucking operators could be facing charges of up to $200 a week on fuel alone with no way to recover the cost under the carbon tax proposed by the federal Government.
The Transport Workers Union has called on the Federal Government to include owner-drivers and employee drivers in the exemption of fuel for the CPRS after drivers were left out of the mix.