Woolworths workers have been without a new agreement for over 2 years. The old agreement has been kept in place because Woolworths is saving tens of millions of dollars every year by not paying minimum Award penalty rates. RAFFWU members exposed this dodgy behaviour in 2015 & 2016 at Coles and Woolworths is doing the same dodgy thing to workers.
In fact, many more workers are worse off at Woolworths. At Coles, casual staff get 25% loading and 17 & 18 year old workers get more. Our analysis shows 2 in 3 Woolworths workers are earning less than the minimum Award rates.
Its time Woolworths workers had a union at the negotiation table that cared about them and not an outdated political agenda.
We represent members who appoint us as their bargaining representative in bargaining. We will provide your appointment letter/email to Woolworths and they must then negotiate with us as your bargaining representative. Many Coles workers are represented at the Coles bargaining table right now.
We have no time to lose.
SDA and Woolworths have used every agreement negotiation over the past 20 years to strip conditions and we intend to restore and improve upon every Award right. This means being active in store, with workmates and in negotiations.
If you want your union to negotiate with Woolworths as your bargaining representative for the claims you help create, you need to join RAFFWU, appoint us as your bargaining representative, and tell your colleagues! After completing the form below, you will be taken to our membership page to complete the sign up process.
Don't complain later that your weeknight and weekend penalty rates have been cut again, join the union that's fighting back!