Keldote & Ors v. Riteway Transport
In an important decision, the Federal Magistrates Court awarded damages to three truck drivers whose contracts were terminated by Riteway Express, a subsidiary of TNT.
The matter was the first successful claim brought by applicants under the Independent Contractors Act.
Decision on interlocutory application (August 2007)
Decision finding unfairness and varying contract (August 2008)
Further decision finding unfairness and varying contract (May 2009)
Decision finding breach of contract and awarding damages (June 2010)
The case in the media
Sydney Morning Herald, Paul Bibby 5 July 2010