The agreement will enter into force seven days after approval and has a nominal expiry date of May 5, 2022. Based on the approval of the new agreement after July 1, 2019. “With the support of the [Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees] Association and the Union [Australian Workers` Union], we have presented an agreement that provides better terms for our team while supporting our company`s continued trend,” said a Big W spokesperson. Under the new enterprise agreement, Big W employees will be paid between $21.51 and $23.12 per hour, depending on their seniority. The new agreement will come into force next Tuesday, September 24, 2019. The first pay increase and the 25% increase will apply from 6 May 2019, regardless of whether the agreement was approved by the FWC. Big W`s is the youngest in a series of a major retailer to get these conditions in their EBA after a pioneering shutdown of the FWC in 2016, that the agreements cannot put workers less well than they would be below the minimum wage. Big W`s old enterprise contract was launched in 2012 and expired in 2015. Enterprise agreements are enterprise-level agreements that set minimum working conditions for a certain group of workers and an employer or employer.

“More than 90% of the electorate supported the proposal, and we look forward to quickly offering our members the benefits of the new agreement.” The Fair Work Commission has approved the new enterprise agreement for the Big W discount department store, which will have about 16,000 employees across Australia. The SDA has worked hard to ensure that your pay is protected and to guarantee salary increases. Team members received salary increases in December 2018 and will be increased again in May 2019. Wages will increase on the basis of the salary increase provided by the SDA with the ACTU to the Fair Work Commission in July of each year during the Annual Wage Review (AWR). The new agreement provides for above-average wages and conditions, with annual wage increases, penalties, increased casual charges, the choice of superannuation providers and increased rights to severance pay. The proposed agreement will not have any lags that, until now, allowed two teams to work in one day with less than ten hours break between stations.

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