Toll truck drivers can go on strike after negotiating a new collective agreement for businesses, and the transport workers` union plans to cast a protected action vote on Friday. The TWU said discussions that began in March on a new three-year contract resulted in a “dead end” on Toll`s plans to reduce the working hours of full-time workers and recruit more casual workers. The Fair Work Commission can also help employers and workers who are embarking on the “New Approaches” program. Learn more about the new approaches on the Fair Labour Commission website. “We are confident that we will reach an agreement to do so,” a spokesman said. “We have put forward a very fair proposal that balances the wishes of our employees with the needs of the company.” If a job has a registered contract, the premium does not apply. However, registered contracts apply until they are terminated or replaced. Toll`s new CEO, Michael Byrne, is under pressure to topple the Josh Robenstone Survey truck group of more than 1,100 Ride Share drivers, who are posting low pay and violence. It is about ensuring that transport workers from all sectors come together to fight together. The TWU stated that discussions had also stalled on attempts to limit the range of disputes that workers can again use the Fair Work Commission and that workers were concerned about the steps to be taken to end the supply chain review. “This is about ensuring that Toll retains experienced and well-trained staff, whose top priority is safety and productivity,” said Kaine. The TWU has previously stated that the toll is in financial difficulty because it allows its companies to cannibalize each other and does not invest enough in new trucks to remain competitive. Toll workers had already cast a vote in 2013, but the dispute was resolved without the employees going on strike.
The TWU said it expected Friday`s vote to be approved by union members. Big boss Michael Byrne, who left rival Linfox at the end of 2014 after nine years at the helm of the truck group, is under pressure to transform the company after Japan Post posted a $4.9 billion writedown in April and cut thousands of jobs. The new president of the toll, John Mullen, has experience in combating industrial problems after negotiating EBA agreements with Denas while he operates ports and the Asciano rail group, which was divided last year. So far, the TWU`s 4-year EBA, with a toll, expired on June 30. It is estimated that up to 7,000 members work at Toll. Things have to change. Successful companies at the top of supply chains make significant profits by reducing transportation costs.