Delegates told TWU News “the negotiations have been excruciatingly slow, and FedEx have effectively parked our pay rise”. Transport workers need a safer and fairer deal from FedEx.
In Newcastle, Senior TWU officials, Mick Forbes and Rob Pirc, along with the support of NSW president and Owner Driver Tony Mathews, attended bargaining to secure TWU terms and conditions in the new owner driver agreement. Member Glenn Magann told TWU News, “I’ve been a long term contractor and proud TWU member for many years. Without the support of the TWU, and Tony Mathews. I know we would not have decent terms and conditions in our agreements. I urge all owner-drivers to join the TWU, and bargain with your employer for safe and secure rates and conditions.”