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Delivery drivers on strike for 24-hours

Gareth Parker
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Unions say vaccines and other emergency deliveries will still go ahead, as StarTrack drivers go on strike.

The 24-hour work-stoppage is the result of months of failed negotiations in which the union says StarTrack has refused worker’s calls for job security guarantees following a surge in outsourcing.

Workers want the same pay and conditions for labour hire as employees, caps on the use of outside hire, and commitments to allocate work to employees before contracting out.

Transport Workers Union’s WA state secretary Tim Dawson told Gareth Parker the main impact will be a delay on people receiving their parcels.

“This is a last resort for workers to take industrial action,” he said.

Mr Dawson said other transport companies such as Linfox and Fedex will also be taking action over the next few weeks.

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Gareth Parker
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