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Toll Drivers Strike Deal To End Strikes

The Transport Workers Union will tomorrow finalise a two-year deal that ensures job security for Toll drivers, giving them a 15 per cent superannuation rate and blocking the company from offering overtime work to outside employees without offering it to full-time drivers.

Drivers will also receive a 2.75 per cent pay rise, which will be bumped to 4 per cent “in line with the inflation rate”.

A meeting tomorrow should see the agreement endorsed by national union delegates, ending months of striking action.

Toll workers will no longer take part in next week’s industrial action organised by the TWU.

TWU national secretary Michael Kaine said he hoped other transport companies will follow suit.

“This is a major victory for Toll drivers and sets an important precedent for transport operators still denying reasonable job security protections for employees,” he said.

“As Christmas draws nearer and negotiations reach their sixth month, it’s time to end the attack on jobs and prevent the need for further industrial action.”


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