FedEx and TWU finalise enterprise negotiations

Photography by: Greg Bush


In-principle enterprise agreement reached following a series of strikes and lockouts

FedEx and TWU finalise enterprise negotiations
TWU NSW and Qld state secretary Richard Olsen

 

FedEx Express has announced that it has reached an in-principle enterprise agreement with the Transport Workers Union (TWU).

FedEx Express Australasia vice president Peter Langley said the company welcomed the successful conclusion of negotiations conducted in good faith with the TWU.

"The finalisation of negotiations ahead of the peak e-commerce period during the holiday season is excellent news for Australian businesses and the wider community," Langley  added.

"This means we can now focus on working together to keep supply chains moving and meet the community’s needs, especially during such a critical and busy period.

"We are also very pleased that we are now one step closer to passing on wage and superannuation increases to employees. We will work with TWU jointly on necessary next steps to make this possible at the earliest opportunity." 


Things looked bleak industrially at FedEx just two weeks ago 


TWU New South Wales/Queensland secretary Richard Olsen welcomed the in-principle agreement and paid tribute to FedEx workers for working together to secure a fair deal.

"Through their three brave national actions FedEx workers won a fair in-principle agreement which locks in their job security and provides sustainable wage increases which keep up with the cost of living," Olsen said.

"Throughout this process workers were determined to win a fair deal for themselves and their families.

"It’s a testament to their collective strength that workers have won key provisions which guard against the insecure work crisis ripping through road transport.

"Now that transport workers have settled agreements with Australia’s largest transport companies, it’s time for the federal government to step up to the plate and regulate the bottom feeders like Amazon that are undercutting the industry.

"We hope these companies join workers in their fight for Scott Morrison to rein in these behemoths."

 

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