Toll workers strike after underpayments and stalled wage negotiations
Over 20 striking workers from Toll Logistics in Auckland are calling on Toll Australia and owners Japan Post to immediately investigate a series of systemic breaches to their collective agreement and stalled wage negotiations that they say are giving the company a bad reputation, says FIRST Union organiser Jared Abbott.
“The workers have been negotiating with the company since May, but talks have been prolonged because Toll refuses to settle unless the union withdraws a number of proceedings it has against the company in the Employment Relations Authority.”
The alleged breaches include unpaid overtime, underpayments, and unjustified financial disadvantage.
FIRST Union organiser Jared Abbott says more cases are likely to be filed after allegations came to his attention last week that management had been altering time cards before sending them to payroll.
“The workers have voted in favour of a series of strikes leading up to Christmas. They’re calling on Toll Australia and Japan Post to immediately investigate alleged unlawful practices that are giving the company a bad reputation in New Zealand.”