New TWU Skulduggery & Toll Workers Campaign

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Jul 16 2021 03:32
New TWU Skulduggery & Toll Workers Campaign

NEW TWU skulduggery & Toll Workers Campaign

There was an article on front page of today's Australian Newspaper Thurs 15/7/21
"Union strike threat to food  and fuel supplies"
Analysis: it refers to eba (enterprise bargain agreement) negotiations break down with Toll Workers/TWU(Transport Workers Union) due  to Toll management demands for casuals/part timers taking full timers o/t. Log of claims only for 3% per year ambit claim - so get little and  another fake pay rise aimed as psychological trick of TWU union bosses to lower expectations and lower morale of toll workers. Real reason for industrial action is lengthening of COVID 19 lock down. So TWU bosses takes action now in industrially  unfavourable  period relative to after lock down and lead up to Xmas so lets off some steam and campaign set up to fail. Also they need to get it going now as connected with privatised TWU/ STA (State Transit Authority) bus drivers campaign  likely in January holiday period  next year (no mention of this foreshadowed campaign in the article) set up to fail/divert attention from privatisation of rump of STA eg Sydney Eastern Subs depots and some on nth shore and develop fake militancy profile for TWU takeover from RTBU in region 6 and region 9 as part of phased takeover of RTBU (Rail Tram & Bus Union) bus division by TWU as part of behind the scenes ALP(Australian Labor Party) back room deal. Certainly a  genuine  grass roots friendly draft log of claims for Toll Workers would be appropriate.
There are other dimensions of the TWU officials orchestration of the Toll campaign - they will use the pretext of the COVID lock down to avoid holding any mass meetings and restrictions make grass roots organising difficult - so the campaign is run completely bureaucratically by the TWU  bosses as part of the set up to fail/let off some steam ploy so they can rapidly close campaign down.

Anyone/group who wants to do something on the issue should consider a short one sided A4 flyer to explain plot of TWU officials and raise issue of grass roots log of claims to distro to Toll workers at depots etc.
also Check latest Rebel Worker www.rebelworker,org re TWU takeover of RTBU Bus Division and Latest Sparks

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Jul 18 2021 10:44

The Berejiklian NSW Liberal Government as of Sunday 18/7/21 today has imposed much tougher COVID-19 Lock Down restrictions such as closing the building and construction industry down for two weeks. So this new action seems likely to cause the TWU officials to back off for a while with their bogus Toll industrial campaign. Yesterday there were spontaneous blockades of the Harbour Bridge and the Anzac Bridge by Truckies and looks like construction contractors in vans.

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Jul 22 2021 09:45

Looks like fake Toll campaign by TWU officials postponed to Aug.(presumably due to Gladys current hard lockdown affecting building industry and others) would be still affected by lockdown restrictions - also there is a TWU delegates meeting at Rooty Hill RSL Club probably in Aug.
See article google Green Left Toll Workers ( Green Left is notorious for covering up for the union hierarchy/ALP octopus and aiding their "smoke and mirrors" performances).