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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.

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24 Aug 2010

SAFE RATES CAMPAIGN HITS PARLIAMENT HOUSE

The Transport Workers Union has taken the campaign for Safe Ratesright to the steps of Parliament House in Canberra.A convoy of trucks converged on the nation’s capital a TWUdelegation including Acting SA/NT Branch Secretary Ray Wyatt metwith politicians from across the country.Julia Gillard, Deputy Prime Minister at the time, also took the time tomeet with the TWU delegation and listen to their concerns.
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24 Aug 2010

TWU KEEPS UP YARD VISITATION

The TWU has maintained its schedule of yard visitation thanksto the iPhone application being used by the RecruitmentTeam.The TWU iPhone application allocates yard visits ona regular basis to all members of the TWU team.It also then keeps track of visits and programs inthe next visit to ensure that we see our memberson a regular basis.
The introduction of the iPhone application haschanged the day to day operation of the TWUand the result is benefiting our members.Less time is being spent planning and moretime is spent doing what is important, visitingour members and representing them in theworkplace.So if you need help with any workplace matters or just want tohave a chat, look out for your TWU official, they will be sure tovisit soon!
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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 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 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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