The TWU has set up a Coles Online Drivers Hotline – 1300 174 781.
Coles is attempting to classify its deliver drivers as retail employees rather than transport workers to avoid paying them the correct rate of pay. When a driver works on a Saturday or before 5.30am they are paid $7 less per hour than they should be.
Court proceedings are currently underway to determine whether drivers are transport workers or retail workers. The Union is negotiating with the company and we intend to file wage claims with the Magistrates Court on behalf of members.