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, […]
FedEx workers will receive a more than 9% raise as part of a new wage agreement won by the Transport Workers Union (TWU), marking the last deal to be signed with the logistics giants after a months-long struggle.
FedEx workers who plan to strike as planned this week run the risk of being locked out of work without pay for a minimum of two shifts.
The Transport Worker's Union (TWU) says the deal could include a 3% annual pay increase and more job security for StarTrack's workers.
Southwest told Insider that the pilot has been placed on leave while the company conducts an internal investigation, which is currently ongoing.
The union representing thousands of Australian truck drivers has once again flagged the possibility of a nationwide strike, saying the results of a new safety survey prove employers should strengthen their commitments to secure employment and workplace safety standards.
Another day, another strike threatens to delay Australian deliveries.
The logistics company has been unable to avoid a planned strike on Friday.
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 […]
The NSW government has revealed new proposed laws it says will solve problems around food delivery rider safety that lead to the deaths of five workers last year. The announcement follows the conclusion of a joint task force examining delivery worker safety, which the Transport Workers Union (TWU) left, claiming […]
Uber Eats riders are now required to take a selfie while wearing a helmet and check if their bike has a mobile phone holster before they can take gigs through the app. Sachin Kansal, Uber’s senior director of product management, said the world first checks will form part of a […]
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 […]
Food delivery platforms have been urged to ensure the safety of their riders in draft SafeWork NSW guidelines, according to the ABC. Gig economy giants should avoid setting “unrealistic” delivery times and bar riders from working more than 12 hours at a time. The draft guidelines come after the deaths […]
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 has reportedly settled a legal battle it was involved in with a former Uber Eats driver. Amita Gupta was sacked after being 10 minutes late with a food delivery, taking the case to the Fair Work Commission before heading to the Federal Court. The Federal Court judges heavily questioned […]
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 […]
A federal court will decide whether Qantas is permitted to outsource more than 2,000 ground handling jobs. On Wednesday, the Transport Workers Union (TWU) launched a case against the airline as it attempts to cut costs and restructure the business. “We remain focused on delivering on our recovery program, which […]