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The Transport Workers' Union represents 6,000 workers in South Australia and the Northern Territory and more than 90,000 nationally. With your help, we can stand together and fight for safe rates and safe conditions for ourselves, our families and our community. Lives depend on these standards.

 

 

  

Ray Wyatt
TWU SA/NT Branch Secretary

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News

19 Jul 2015

GROWERS FEEL SQUEEZE FROM SUPERMARKETS

Life on the land is proving tough for thousands of growers, who are struggling to make a comfortable living as the supermarket giants pay low prices for produce and sell them for considerably more.
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DID YOU KNOW?


  • Employers and the Government have never just handed out better conditions.Benefits like weekends, overtime, sick leave, holidays, pensions, RDOs, redundancy and ending child labour have all been fought for and won by union members.

  • Union members in the transport industry earn, on average, $160 more per week than non-union members - that's $8,320 per year!

  • Union workplaces are safer because people aren't afraid to speak up on safety issues. International studies show that union workplaces have an injury rate 24% lower than non-union workplaces.

  • Being a union member means you can rest easy without fears you will lose your job. If you are unfairly dismissed, our legal team will back you every step of the way.

  • Transport is the most dangerous industry in Australia. Union members have access to in-house training, allowing members to build safer and stronger workplaces.

  • Your concerns are never swept under the carpet on TWU sites. The union is your voice at work.

  • The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal provides owner-drivers with an extensive list of protections. The TWU is the only union able to represent you.

  • The union has an experienced in-house legal team together with access to leading law firm Andersons (Halfpennys in NT) to represent you in unfair dismissals, underpayments and WorkCover claims and more.

  • Union workplace agreements mean employer superannuation contributions well above the 9.5% Government rate - which could mean hundreds of thousands of dollars!

  • The TWU is a strong, active union, campaigning on local and national issues that matter to you: superannuation, Medicare, workplace safety, pay and many, many more.

 

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