Reply To: We contract to a larger Refrigerated transport company,  who also employ their own drivers?  (Classes as essential service for food).  Our contract says 5 nights per week,  but if they have no work then don’t have to supply.  They have run continually but stood down owner drivers in favour of company drivers, casuals and temping agencies for the same run we have done for the last 7 years.   Can they do this?

Morning, this will come down to your contractual arrangement with the Company. They are naturally preferring their people in favour of you. Bummer but understandable. Have you tried to find a middle ground with them?