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The strongest calf muscles in Perth

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The Strongest Calf Muscle in PerthDX Solutions is a mail division of Toll that was set up to deliver mail to businesses in the Perth city block. It has been jointly operated by TollPriority and Ipec out of offices at 68 St Georges Terrace, next to London Court.

The guys who do the job are called ‘walkers' because that's how they do the work. On foot with a hand trolley. Nothing wrong with that, there are plenty
of Australia Post posties, with strong calf muscles, doing the same thing.

Problem is the letters and small parcels they've been delivering have gotten bigger and bigger. The walkers have been turned into pack mules. A month or two back a couple of the guys got in contact with me wanting to know which agreement they were employed under.

They asked about their pay rates and I found out the Ipec guys were on $19.58 per hour while the Priority lads earned $19.75. Very little difference. The Priority guys get RDO's and can cash out Sick Leave but the Ipec boys have neither entitlement.

I told both groups that we would like to put them both on the same agreement and conditions. We took their issues up with Toll Ipec boss Kenton Muller and he agreed to the sick leave pay out for his Ipec people. I told Kenton the walkers job had become a lot tougher and they needed to be classified on a higher rate. The walkers refer to themselves as van drivers without a van. And since Ipec has become part of that business they have had to lug larger parcels all over town.

I suggested a van drivers' rate and Kenton has promised to have a look at it. As we went to press I was arranging to speak to Toll Priority.