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Courier drivers 'virtually slaves'

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Courier drivers are struggling to earn a living wage, with incomes stalled at about the same level as they were 20 years ago, while running costs have exploded, the Sunday Star-Times reports.

FIRST Union's Transport & Logistics Secretary Karl Andersen spoke to the Star-Times, saying said courier driver contractors had no protection, and an attempt to introduce some by Labour MP Darien Fenton was opposed by the government.

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