Drivers Tell Coles: It’s not good enough
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.
With drivers’ support from across the country, our team said that we will continue to fight for Coles Online work to be recognised as transport work.
Together we can show Coles that we’re serious in our fight for a safe and fair agreement that secures:
- Safe driving plans
- Driver consultation
- Appropriate safety equipment for the work we do
- Fair dispute resolution
- Rostering and breaks that comply with fatigue management laws
- Safe and fair wages
- Safe shift arrangements and appropriate payment
Speak to your TWU delegate for more information on what happened in negotiations and don’t forget to sign the petition below!
The Coles Online member-led negotiating team have been meeting with management since April to secure a fair transport agreement.
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