StarTrack Threatens To Strike Over Lack Of Job Security

More delays on deliveries if they do...

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StarTrack, an Australia Post owned company is set to strike against management over job security. 

On Friday morning, StarTrack staff supported a proposal to walk off the job if their management did not agree to several demands made by the Transport Workers Union (TWU). 

Among the demands: capping the amount of work that can be outsourced to lower-paid contract workers, a guarantee that work is offered to employees first and a guarantee that workers from contract hire firms will get the same pay and work conditions as staff. 

Should negotiations break down, the vote could grind StarTrack operations to a halt and cause further exacerbation on delayed e-commerce deliveries. 

“Workers have no choice but to fight for their jobs and they’ve sent that message through a strong vote for the right to go on strike. The ball is in StarTrack’s court and we implore the major transport operator to act responsibly.”

- TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine

A representative for StarTrack says the company is disappointed the threats of action have eventuated at “a time when the crucial supply of essential goods has never been more important."

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10 September 2021

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