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Veteran Truck Drivers are descending on Coles stores across Australia today, to protest against the pressures being put on truck drivers by the giant retailer. The retired drivers are speaking to shoppers and the wider public, highlighting conditions in the trucking industry, and how Coles uses its economic power to squeeze its suppliers, and drive down conditions and safety standards.
The upcoming decision of Fair Work Australia with regard to Qantas will determine if workers will have a right to a decent, secure employment or if big businesses can hold their workforce and the entire Australian community hostage with no penalty. That’s according to Michael Kaine, Acting National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).