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The Transport Workers Union today called on Virgin Blue management to not lay off any staff despite announcing a first-half net loss, saying the company was still growing in spite of global economic conditions.
Less than a fortnight after Richard Branson took delivery of $2 billion worth of Boeing 777s for the new Sydney-Los Angeles route, Virgin Blue in Australia has announced it will cut five planes from its Australian domestic fleet affecting more than 400 jobs.
The Transport Workers Union of Australia has today welcomed the Federal Government’s stimulus package saying it will provide transport workers and owner drivers with a safer work environment.
This morning’s move by Patricks Port Botany to lock out truck drivers, despite hundreds queuing for hours to unload and load their trucks, has left drivers stranded in appalling conditions.
The TWU Urges all members to complete the email petition for Paid Maternity Leave here:http://www.rightsatwork.com.au/campaigns/pmlemailaction