On 1 November 2017, the Fair Work Commission agreed to terminate the dodgy old SDA & Domino's agreements which have underpaid tens of thousands of workers for many years.
From 24 January 2018, all the Minimum Award conditions were restored. These include:
- 25% casual loading (paid in addition to penalty rates below)
- 25% Saturday loading
- 45% Sunday loading (50% for supervisors)
- free uniforms
- uniform allowance where your uniform isn't washed for you
- consultation over major changes
- part-time worker rights to minimum weekly hours and set days of work with start and finish times known and not changed without agreement or consultation
We know that every single Domino's driver covered by the old 2005 SDA-Domino's agreement was paid less than the minimum award rates of pay. This is because of a loophole in the Fair Work Act. We also know that most in store staff lost out.
We believe Domino's drivers lost more than $30 million per year. Under the Award, casual delivery drivers 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.
Many drivers, working an average 10 hour week, lost 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 likely lost over $15 000 per year in casual loading, penalty rates, transport allowance and other wage rights.
This had to stop. Our members fought 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
All the Domino's Pizza agreements were terminated on 24 January 2018.
Domino's Pizza tried to put in place a new agreement which would also have cut your new rights. The SDA tried to help them do that. RAFFWU fought back.
On 14 March 2018, we put our submissions to the Fair Work Commission and Domino's Pizza Enterprises Limited.
On 15 March 2018, the Fair Work Commission listed the approval application for a hearing in mid April.
On 26 March 2018, Domino's Pizza withdrew its application.
This means workers will remain on the Fast Food Industry Award. That Award includes rights for part-time staff to have guaranteed hours - including set start and finish times which do not change without your agreement. If this is not your experience, please contact RAFFWU. If you work beyond the rostered finish time you must be paid overtime rates. You must be paid at least 41c per kilometre if delivering pizzas in your own motor vehicle. RAFFWU supports its members on these and other issues. Join the union that fights for its members. Join RAFFWU.
Read about the withdrawal by Domino's Pizza in the AFR here.