TWU CALLS FOR GIG MINISTER IN 2024
The TWU calls on a re-elected ACT Labor Government to commit to a Minister for the Gig Economy. With an election set for 2024, TWU Gig workers have called on ACT Labor to establish a Gig Minister to better engage and advocate for members employed in the ever-increasing sector in the Territory.
With increased demand for Gig workers, and a weak code-of-conduct, the TWU has called on the newly established Minister to create a Gig Economy Advisory Committee with major stakeholders to provide expert advice on the challenges in the industry and how the Government can better meet them.
AMBOS CONCERN FOR CHRISTMAS CHAOS
With Negotiations stalled for a new Enterprise Agreement, TWU delegates have urged the ACT Government to come to the table in preparation for preventing chaos over the Christmas period. TWU delegates had hoped to secure an agreement with the Government over terms and conditions of the new roster set to be implemented in early 2024.
However, as negotiations have stalled, members have warned that temperatures will remain high, and protected action remains on the table. The parties are set to meet in late December and will have an outcome for members to progress at a General Meeting.
AMBOS FIGHT FOR NATIONAL LEGISLATION
Sitting on the Australasian Council of Ambulance Unions, the TWU have successfully led the charge for key national legislation, alongside Senator Tony Sheldon.
Watching the legislation being rolled out was nothing short of fantastic.
Congratulations to our ambos for sticking to it and delivering, and we extend our thanks to the ever-dedicated delegates – Jim Arneman, Darren Neville and Billy Brooks.
Given the success of recent aviation meetings at the Canberra Airport, the TWU will be hosting a roundtable in early 2024 with workers of the major providers at the Airport. The discussions will include a Q&A on entitlements and conditions for workers including minimum hours of engagement.
Once again, thank you to all our dedicated members for their support in 2023.
The ACT Sub-branch would like to wish everybody a very Happy New Year, leading into an action-packed 2024!