The proposed agreement includes a second classification that places high-level sales agents who were previously outside the agreement below the retail advisor`s Level 2 classification. They are paid at a rate of 106% of the Level 1 minimum wage. Following the SDA, which won our case with the Fair Work Commission, the reduced penalty rates over the duration of the proposed agreement for work will increase from Monday to Friday from 6pm to 11pm and on Saturday. Asked about The Age and Herald`s survey that more than 60% of employees at a Melbourne Woolworths supermarket were paid below premiums, Penfold said they were unable to answer that question. Ms. Penfold said that they had not done an analysis comparing her consent to the distinction, which some senators felt was in disbelief at the time. Woolworth`s 2012 legal declaration was signed by a former executive, and a legal declaration of support came from a senior SDA union official. The retail and fast food union`s analysis shows that Woolworths changed from the rolling tables of the previous 2009 agreement as part of its presentation to the Fair Work Commission in 2012. Had they complied with the 2009 rolling tables, nine of Woolworth`s 15 workers would have been underpaid.
The proposed agreement makes substantial changes to Freedom`s terms of employment. To reach an agreement, employers must submit to the Fair Work Commission indicative rolling charts that show people`s work schedules and compare premium rates with what they would receive under the agreement. The employer and the union also sign a legal declaration. This document summarizes the differences between the proposed agreement and the current freedom agreement. If the proposed agreement is approved by team members, it will begin 7 days after the approval of the Fair Labour Commission (FWC). The agreement has a nominal expiry date of 3 years after the date on which the Commission approves the agreement. Our priority is to protect what members of the SDA union have fought for for decades of negotiations. The proposed agreement has two classifications; Retail Advisor Level 1 and Level 2 Retail Advisor.
The AWU (in North Queensland) and AMIEU (Meat Union) have partnered with the SDA to reach an agreement in principle. Under the proposed agreement, workers can work up to 3 weekends on a 4-week cycle, if they do not work on Sundays, they receive a three-day break of three consecutive days, including Saturday. This is different from the current agreement, which limits workers to 2 Sundays over a 4-week cycle. Voting is 100% confidential and is done via the Intranet Freecom platform.