The Fair Work Commission allowed the industrial action after a hearing last night.
StarTrack fought vigorously to stop this strike action from going ahead, arguing it would impact on the vaccine rollout across the country due to the fact that vaccines can’t be out of the fridge for too long.
Fair Work Commissioner Ian Cambridge said StarTrack had offered little evidence to show the strike would threaten the safe delivery of vaccines.
Mr Cambridge said “there is a fundamental understanding in the industry going back decades” that the TWU has always ensured medical supplies – such as organs for critical surgery – continue unimpeded throughout any industrial action.
About 3000 workers are expected to take part in the strike which comes amid record online shopping during the pandemic.
StarTrack and the TWU will hold crisis talks today.