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Unions call moves to wind back the isolation period for essential workers ‘reckless’ as supermarket staff shortages climb to almost 40%

NSW and Queensland will allow close contacts of COVID-19 cases to return work, as the states face critical food shortages. Major retailers including Coles and Woolworths have reported staff shortages of up to 40% at their distribution centres due to the state-imposed isolation requirements.  Workers unions have criticised the move, […]
Unions call moves to wind back the isolation period for essential workers ‘reckless’ as supermarket staff shortages climb to almost 40%
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Truckies are threatening to strike and ‘cripple food and fuel supplies across Australia’, as Toll allegedly tries to slash wages and outsource jobs

Toll is staring down the threat of an enormous strike, as negotiations break down between management and truck drivers. The Transport Workers Union (TWU) claims almost 7,000 workers could be swept up in industrial action, as the logistics company tries to change the existing workplace agreement. TWU national secretary Michael […]
Truckies are threatening to strike and ‘cripple food and fuel supplies across Australia’, as Toll allegedly tries to slash wages and outsource jobs
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The number of Australians on JobKeeper has more than halved since September – but 1.5 million people still rely on it

The number of Australians being supported by JobKeeper has fallen by more than 2 million since September, with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg claiming a “remarkable recovery”. However, despite half a million businesses leaving the scheme, there are still 1.53 million Australians receiving the wage subsidy. Meanwhile, the unions are criticising the […]
The number of Australians on JobKeeper has more than halved since September – but 1.5 million people still rely on it
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Uber Eats has revealed a new contract with its Australian riders – but unions say it’s another way to claim delivery riders aren’t employees

Uber Eats has reportedly introduced a new contract compelling food deliverers to provide an ABN, among other changes. The Transport Workers Union claims the contract is a new attempt to obscure Uber Eats’ responsibility to delivery riders. The Federal Court last year criticised Uber Eats’ arguments that it is not […]
Uber Eats has revealed a new contract with its Australian riders – but unions say it’s another way to claim delivery riders aren’t employees
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‘Road transport is a deadly industry’: Coles and the Transport Workers Union have signed a charter on safety standards for transport workers

Coles and the Transport Workers’ Union have signed a new charter on safety standards for road transport workers. The charter ensures road transport workers are appropriately paid and have safe working conditions. It also ensures gig economy workers in Coles’ supply chain get their relevant work entitlements. Visit Business Insider […]
‘Road transport is a deadly industry’: Coles and the Transport Workers Union have signed a charter on safety standards for transport workers