FWC HEARS DRIVERS' DEMANDS
Coles Online Drivers stood together to show the Fair Work Commission (FWC) we are united in our fight to be recognised as transport workers.
Because of this, the FWC has extended hearings on our application for a separate Coles Online Driver Agreement that:
- Recognises our work as transport work
- Ensures safe and fair working conditions for Coles Online drivers
- Provides driver specific training and workplace health and safety
The next hearings will be held at the end of January 2015. Regardless of the FWC decision, the TWU will continue to stand with Coles Online drivers in our fight for safe, fair and secure transport jobs.
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Recently the Federal Court ruled the Road Transport and Distribution Award does not cover Coles Online drivers.
The Federal Court recently ruled that Coles Online drivers are covered by the Retail Award, not the Road Transport and Distribution Award.
Our member-led negotiating team has met with Coles management 18 times.
During these meetings our team has tried to reach a safe and fair agreement that locks-in the transport condition Coles Online drivers need.
In the latest meeting, our member-led negotiations team told management that a transport agreement is the best way to ensure safe and fair work for Coles Online drivers.
In negotiations, our member-led negotiating team made it clear that Coles Online drivers will fight for a safe and fair agreement.
They said that a transport agreement is the best way to secure our safety and conditions at work.