Back pay win for night fill team
Recently, the SDA was contacted by members at a supermarket.
The ‘paid meal break’ clause in the store had been overlooked by the employer.
The SDA investigated and discovered that Bill (pictured) and two other members were losing their entitlement of a paid break.
Some agreements have a provision that allows a paid meal break for work performed outside formal hours.
We were able to obtain a back payment for the members, totaling approximately $7200.
Ensure you check your break entitlements.
If you think your breaks and meal allowances are not being applied, please contact your union delegate or the Newcastle SDA office on 4961 4694 for advice and assistance.