• News

    Toll faces strike as TWU ballot approved

    July 09

    Around 8,500 workers from Toll Group will be balloted by the Australian Electoral Commission on forms of industrial action, including a stop-work action of up to 72 hours.

    Australian Financial Review

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    TWU Fears Fallout from WorkCover Changes in Queensland

    June 26

    The Queensland Government’s decision to deny owner-drivers access to workers compensation will send some operators to the wall, the Transport Workers Union (TWU) claims.
    Australasian Transport News, By Brad Gardner, June 26, 2013

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    Coles accused of underpaying Bangladeshis

    June 24

    Supermarket group Coles has been accused of paying so little to its Bangladeshi suppliers that it is impossible for them to run a safe factory.

    Ben Butler, Sydney Morning Herald

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    Fonterra Milk Tanker Drivers Impose Bans

    June 21

    The union representing truck drivers for dairy giant Fonterra has slapped bans on early deliveries until it can get guarantees from the company that it won’t outsource for cheaper labour. 

    THE STANDARD, By Sean McComish

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    Hanson Reinstates Owner-drivers

    June 21

    We celebrated a victory last week when we reached an interim agreement with concrete company Hanson, with the assistance of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (NSWIRC), when the company agreed to reinstate around 130 owner-drivers who had been made redundant the week before.

    Big Rigs

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    Truck Drivers Turfed Out as Concrete Firm Restructures

    June 12

    More than 100 concrete truck drivers around the state will soon be made redundant, after concrete company Hanson announced a restructuring of its concrete cartage business in NSW.

    Daily Telegraph