Staying strong against Coles
The Coles Online member-led negotiating team have been meeting with management since April to secure a fair transport agreement.
After four meetings, Coles finally responded on our log of claims:
Management’s response shows they’re continuing with their scheme to drown out our demands for safe and fair Coles Online work.
Now more than ever we need to show Coles that drivers are staying strong in our fight for a safe and fair transport agreement.
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Speak to your TWU delegate for more information on what happened in negotiations.
In the latest negotiations meeting the TWU team told Coles management that Coles Online drivers will continue to fight to have Coles Online work recognised as transport work.
We used this meeting to tell Coles that rostering for drivers is vital for our safety at work.
Coles still won't listen.
The latest round of negotiations with Coles management have just finished. Coles Online drivers stood together to tell the company that trasnport work needs transport conditions.
As Coles Online drivers, we spend up to 90% of our time on the road, but Coles continues to classify us as retail workers to avoid offering the pay, conditions and safe working environment of a road transport worker.
Transport Workers Union Assistant National Secretary Michael Kaine says the TWU will appeal a recent court ruling that denies Coles Online Drivers appropriate rates and conditions.
TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 5 March 2014
The recent Federal Circuit Court decision does not clarify the correct terms and conditions for Coles Online drivers. The TWU will appeal this decision.