Bunnings has agreed to negotiate a new enterprise agreement for workers. RAFFWU is representing members in those negotiations and members can appoint us as their bargaining representative.
Bunnings workers have been without a new agreement for years. The old agreement has been kept in place because Bunnings 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 we know Bunnings is benefiting from the same tricks.
Bunnings also helps SDA recruit members and SDA helps Bunnings keep in place these old deals which cut penalty rates and other conditions. Only the SDA would agree to the "Bank of Hours".
By working together we can get rid of the Bank of Hours.
The "Bank of Hours" is off the table at Woolworths because we are at the table. We want to get rid of it at Bunnings too.
It's time Bunnings workers had a union at the negotiation table that cared about them and not an outdated political agenda.
Minimum Award penalty & other rates are:
- 25% for casual staff (not 22.5%)
- 95% penalty rate on Sunday (not 50%)
- 25% penalty rate on Saturday (35% for casual staff)
- 25% penalty rate on weeknights between 6pm and 11pm
- overtime pay on weeknights/mornings between 11pm and 7am (9am on Sundays)
Our campaigns have meant Bunnings must agree to substantially improve many wage rates. Many workers who work weeknights or weekends are probably losing out.
We represent members who appoint us as their bargaining representative in bargaining. We will provide your appointment letter/email to Bunnings and they must then negotiate with us as your bargaining representative.
We have no time to lose. We intend to restore and improve upon every Award right. This means being active in store, with workmates and in negotiations.
Members unanimously endorsed our claims for bargaining.
If you want your union to negotiate with Bunnings as your bargaining representative for these claims, you need to join RAFFWU, appoint us as your bargaining representative, and tell your colleagues! You can join quickly and easily online at www.raffwu.org.au/membership or download and return our application form.