TWU urges truckies to boycott Coles fuel stations

By: Jason Whittaker


Retail giant Coles is coming under pressure over its fuel prices, with the Transport Workers Union (TWU) urging transport operators

Retail giant Coles is coming under pressure over its fuel prices, with the Transport Workers Union (TWU) urging transport operators to steer clear of the company’s service stations.

Queensland Branch Secretary Hughie Williams has accused Coles of setting its prices too high, and truck drivers should not have to put up with it.

Williams’ comments come in light of an analysis of petrol prices by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The watchdog yesterday found Cole Express sites set the highest prices in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide.

"Everyone, transport workers and motorists, should bypass Cole Express service stations as they’re ripping off hard working Australians," Williams says.

"By increasing the prices at the bowser, long distance truck drivers usually pass the increase onto consumers."

According to ACCC Petrol Commissioner Pat Walker, Coles Express is consistently setting its fuel prices too high.

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