• News

    Top bus company 'has exploited 457 workers'

    April 17

    ONE of the nation's highest-profile bus companies has been accused of exploiting 457 visa workers, with photographs at one outpost revealing filthy bathroom facilities and unsafe working conditions.

    By: John Ferguson, The Australian

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    Long TWU Push Gets Worker Paid

    April 12

    The TWU are sending a clear message to companies and bosses who don’t obey the rules and deny workers what they are entitled to with a recent victory for a member working for Veolia. The member has now been granted 20 weeks redundancy payments.

    Wayne Forno, Big Rigs TWU News, 2 April 2013

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    Aussie Families Will Suffer If We Don't Tighten 457s

    April 12

    As National Secretary of the Transport Workers' Union (TWU) I have been vocal on the manipulation of the 457 visa system by unscrupulous employers.

    Tony Sheldon, The Daily Telegraph, April 12, 2013

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    JJ Richards Illegally Handling Asbestos

    April 08

    The Transport Workers’ Union demand all JJ Richards yards in Queensland be urgently audited and council contracts immediately reviewed after JJ Richards in Toowoomba tested positive to the illegal handling of asbestos.

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    Violent Brawl Highlights Perth Bus Security

    March 11

    It started with racial abuse then continued with a tirade of explicit language and threatening gestures, and ended in an all-out brawl.

    Robyn Preston, WA Today

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    Metro-link Members Proceed with Protected Action Ballot

    March 07

    While bus drivers across the state are benefiting from the security of a new Union Agreement, members at Metro-link are starting to feel the pinch, with its employer refusing to commit to the conditions and job security of its drivers.