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30 Sep 2021

Big Rigs

Australia: Up to 3000 FedEx workers strike after crisis talks over job security break down

"FedEx workers on strike today over job security dispute", 30 September 2021

Up to 3000 FedEx workers nationwide are striking today after the Transport Workers Union said the company refused to guarantee secure transport jobs won’t be outsourced.

Yesterday, crisis talks broke down when the union said FedEx management refused job security demands, including caps on outside hire and for work to be allocated to existing employees before contracting out.

The TWU also say management rejected a request from workers for another bargaining meeting next week.

“Contracting out at FedEx is causing an insecure work crisis, with company information showing that some owner drivers are currently paid around 25 per cent less to do the same work as employees,” the union claims in a statement.

“These lower paid drivers now make up two thirds of all owner drivers engaged by FedEx..."...

Big Rigs has approached FedEx for comment.