Great news for Woolies workers - new Agreement overwhelmingly voted up!
Published on: Oct 23 2018
Following a ballot of Woolworths Supermarket employees, an overwhelming majority have voted yes in favour of the proposed Agreement.
62% of eligible Woolworths Supermarkets employees voted in the ballot and of those an overwhelming 93% voted yes!
What’s included in the new Woolies Agreement
This a fantastic outcome for Woolworths workers as the new Agreement will ensure:
- Protected take-home pay
- Improved penalty rates
- Hard-won SDA union conditions
- A pay rise for all
SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer said that the new agreement also included a strong range of above award conditions and entitlements.
“We’re very pleased the proposed agreement will deliver a one-off payment of up to $1,100 in cash and gift cards (depending on hours worked and length of service) for Woolworths workers.”
“The agreement also includes improved rostering arrangements for part time workers and makes it easier for casuals to convert to part time employment.”
“The proposed agreement also retains hard won SDA conditions such as voluntary work on public holidays and a 15-minute tea break.”
“We’re also very pleased the proposed new agreement delivers paid domestic violence leave.”
What happens next
The new Woolworths Agreement will now go to the Fair Work Commission for approval. It will commence from 7 January 2019 or 7 days after the date of approval, whichever is the later date.
Once the Agreement is approved by the Fair Work Commission, it will provide Woolworths workers with certainty about your pay and conditions going forward.
Questions about the new Agreement
We understand you may have questions about the new Agreement and what it may mean for you.
The SDA is on hand to help and answer any questions you may have, please call the SDA on 1300 SDA HELP (1300 732 4357).
Thank you to SDA members who voted and had their say.
We will continue to update you as this progresses.