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    Coles and TWU Butt Heads Again

    November 14

    Coles has hit back at union claims that it is driving unsafe practices in the trucking industry. The Transport Workers Union (TWU) used today’s Wesfarmers annual general meeting to call on Coles to stop the “retail war” which is putting unrealistic demands on drivers. Truck drivers in major cities across the country have rallied, highlighting what impact the retail war is having on truck drivers and other road users.

    By Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi

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    Rats! Qantas in Dispute over Chewed Wiring

    November 12

    The Qantas rats may have struck again.

    Michael West, Sydney Morning Herald

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    Qantas axes hundreds of jobs

    November 08

    - 200 Qantas line maintenance jobs cut in Sydney
    - 250 contractors at Avalon in Victoria

    - About 50 jobs elsewhere, including Richmond

    - 100 new jobs created in Brisbane

    By Matt O'Sullivan, Sydney Morning Herald, 8 November 2012

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    ACCC backs owner-driver push to bargain with Hanson

    November 08

    A push by owner-drivers to band together and negotiate rates and conditions with construction firm Hanson in Queensland is one step closer to happening, with the competition regulator backing the move.

    By Brad Gardner, Australian Transport News, 8 November 2012

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    Trucking tragedies highlight safety crisis

    November 07

    Media reports of nine separate fatal crashes in a recent 10-day period has drawn attention to the need to address the pressure put on truck drivers in the region.

    Surf Coast Times, 7 November 2012

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    Bus drivers take action for better job conditions

    November 02

    UNION representatives from Hunter Valley Buses met with management yesterday to discuss concerns regarding safety, rostering and workloads.

    By Janek Speight, Newcastle Herald Print Ed., 2 November 2012