Up to 3000 FedEx workers will strike for 24 hours on Thursday after the company refused their claims for job security guarantees despite workers generating net record profits last year.
PRESS CONFERENCE – 30 SEPTEMBER, 8:00AM (AEST)
FedEx Erskine Park – 29-55 Lockwood Road, Erskine Park NSW 2759
TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine, NSW/QLD Secretary Richard Olsen
& FedEx workers
Media contact: Pippa Hatton 0418 982 257
*Further media opportunities listed below*
THURSDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER – PHOTO AND FOOTAGE OPPORTUNITIES:
7:30AM – 8:00AM (AEST): On-site rally
8:00AM (AEST): Press conference with FedEx workers
Outside FedEx Erskine Park – 29-55 Lockwood Road, Erskine Park NSW 2759
Media contact: Mitch Wright 0430 186 590
All actions are within covid restrictions.
- A recent ballot of FedEx TWU members returned a 97% yes vote to strikes to protect job security.
- In June, FedEx reported full year results with revenues jumping to US$84 billion and net income over US$5 billion.
- Despite their hard work dealing with extraordinary pressure during the pandemic, FedEx has refused to meet workers’ reasonable job security demands including caps on outside hire, for existing employees to be guaranteed work before contracting out, and for same job same pay provisions for outside hire as employees.
- To maintain lucrative contracts with wealthy companies at the top of supply chains and fend off competition from gig services like Amazon Flex which cut costs through sham contracting arrangements, companies like FedEx are engaged in an industry-wide push towards insecure work.
- The Federal Government could end transport supply chain pressures by implementing Senate recommendations to establish an independent body to set and enforce minimum standards in transport, but it’s so far refused to act.