We know that every single Domino's driver covered by the old 2005 SDA-Domino's agreement is paid less than the minimum award rates of pay. This is because of a loophole in the Fair Work Act.
We estimate this costs Domino's drivers more than $30 million per year. Under the Award, casual delivery drivers would earn 25% loading between 6am and 10pm on weekdays, 35% between 10pm and 12am on weekdays, 40% between 12am and 6am on weekdays, 50% on Saturdays and 70% on Sundays. At all times, Award rates are higher than the current paid rates. See the chart below where the red line is the Award rate, the blue line is the current paid rate.
Many drivers, working an average 10 hour week, are losing more than $2 000 a year in wages and much more when we include travel allowance. Under the Award, workers receive 41 cents per kilometre for every kilometre when driving your own vehicle to deliver pizzas. It is clear that a full time casual driver might lose over $15 000 per year in casual loading, penalty rates, transport allowance and other wage rights.
This has got to stop. Every driver is losing out. Domino's Pizza and SDA are keeping the dodgy agreement in place. Our members are fighting back. On 18 August 2017, our member Casey Salt applied to terminate the SDA-Domino's Pizza Agreement 2005. You can read more about it here: http://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace-relations/60aweek-pizza-driver-aims-to-deliver-for-dominos-underpaid-workers-20170818-gxzaac.html
Now the Fair Work Commission has determined Casey's application will be heard on 1 November 2017. We also succeeded in having the notice of the hearing published on noticeboards in every Domino's store. We have no time to lose. Domino's has said they will oppose the application.
Of course, no employer gives up tens of millions of dollars without a fight. Even when they know what they are doing is wrong. 18 months ago over 45 000 people signed a petition calling for change. But the 2005 Agreement is still in place.
We need your help to run out this campaign and win. We need workers who can tell the Fair Work Commission their experience.
We also now know that SDA and Domino's have been secretly negotiating a new agreement without telling workers they can appoint a bargaining representative. Domino's have 26 agreements with SDA - every one of them cutting worker conditions. SDA and Domino's are trying to rush a new agreement and we know without RAFFWU at the table the outcome can be devastating for workers.
Union membership for casual workers costs just $3.70 per week. What have you got to lose! Get on board, join today, tell your colleagues. Let's fix this! Appoint us as your bargaining representative and help tell your story to the Fair Work Commission to make sure the award rates of pay above are finally put in place.