The New South Wales Transport Workers Union (TWU) won a landmark decision today that will see couriers receive enforceable pay rises between 36 and 46 per cent over three years and further protections – including for Amazon flex drivers in a world first.
The TWU led industry-wide consultation that resulted in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission determining owner-drivers of vans with a carrying capacity between 1.5 and 3 tonnes will be entitled to an enforceable rate of $43.74 an hour.
World first for gig economy workers
Amazon Flex drivers are also captured in the ruling and for the first time will be entitled to an enforceable rate of $37.80 an hour.
It is a world first that Amazon Flex drivers in NSW will have enforceable rates of pay along with rights to dispute resolution, union representation and collective bargaining.