Our fight for a Transport Agreement

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.

That’s why our team has applied to the Fair Work Commission to negotiate our own separate transport agreement that secures:

  • Safe, fair and appropriate rates of pay
  • Secure jobs
  • Transport industry penalty and overtime rates
  • Dedicated driver training
  • Dedicated WH&S committee for drivers
  • Transport specific personal protective equipment

We need to show Coles that we’re strong together

Talk to your TWU representative today about how you can build power and win at your store!

  • Make our voices heard

    September 25

    Our member-led negotiating team have once again met with management.

    In the meeting it became clear that Coles is ramping up its scheme to drown out our demands for a safe and fair agreement.

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  • Stand together in our fight

    September 10

    Our member-led negotiating team has meet with management again.

    During this meeting, Coles initially refused to pay drivers an agreed interim pay rise while negotiations continued.

    But by standing together, our team were able to secure a 1.4% pay increase for Coles Online Drivers with back pay to 7 July.

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  • Drivers Tell Coles: It’s not good enough

    July 31

    Our Coles Online member-led negotiating team has met with management again.
    They told management that Coles’ rejection of our status, rights and conditions as drivers is not good enough.

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  • Staying strong against Coles

    July 28

    The Coles Online member-led negotiating team have been meeting with management since April to secure a fair transport agreement.

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    July 21

    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.

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  • Saulty | 10/03/2014 10:01:59 AM

    We need to extend our membership and keep pushing harder to obtain what is fair and just..We are in the TRANSPORT INDUSTRY plain and simple.

  • Saulty | 21/10/2013 11:14:00 AM

    I have been a driver at Online for 2 years now.I love the job and chatting with the customers and I work with a great close knit team.I just want the safety standards and pay and conditions that the Transport award delivers.I am over not being payed as a DRIVER and being paid under the 'RETAIL AWARD'.We have had many of our drivers join the TWU as they feel the same way.Now that WOOLIES Online has changed to company drivers and are going to be paid TRANSPORT WAGES,our campaign is really heating up.

  • Robert | 16/08/2012 3:59:02 PM

    As always Coles is as weak as water when it comes to looking after their bloody hard working employees. Profits are put first and the safety of their workers and everyone else is a long way back in last place. Shame on you Coles Supermarkets, Shame!!!!!

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