Coles signs ground-breaking agreement
Coles has committed to ensuring safe and fair conditions for workers in the ...
This isn’t a decision made lightly – truckies and distribution centre workers know the community counts on them to keep Australia moving. They’ve stepped up every day since the pandemic started, dealing with unprecedented demand as cities and states locked down and e-commerce boomed.
Wealthy retailers, manufacturers and oil companies enjoyed enormous profits last year off the back of transport workers’ efforts.
Amazon raked in billions in record profits, but is slashing what it pays for transport, exploiting workers through its gig-style arm AmazonFlex and crushing good trucking jobs. This is happening right across the transport industry, with workers facing attacks on their entitlements, rights and job security.
Workers know that if they don’t stand up and fight today, their jobs could be gone tomorrow.
Lower wages force truckies to take more risks on the road, exposing themselves and other motorists to danger. Trucking is already Australia’s deadliest industry, with one truck driver killed every 10 days. So far this year, 97 people have died in truck crashes despite sweeping lockdowns.
Imagine how much more dangerous transport will become if wealthy retailers get their way?
That’s why truckies are fighting for fair pay and safer working conditions across Australia.
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