Officeworks has agreed to negotiate a new enterprise agreement for workers. RAFFWU represents its members in negotiations where those members appoint RAFFWU as their bargaining representative.
Officeworks workers have been without a new agreement for 3 years. The old agreement has been kept in place because Officeworks 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 Officeworks is benefiting from the same tricks.
Officeworks helps SDA recruit members and SDA helps Officeworks keep in place these old deals which cut penalty rates and other conditions.
It's time Officeworks workers had a union at the negotiation table that cared about them and not an outdated political agenda. (see more here: www.raffwu.org.au/sda_facts)
Minimum Award penalty & other rates are:
- 80% penalty rate (85% for casual staff) on Sunday (not 50%) and was 100% until 2017
- 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
- laundry allowance for laundering your uniform of $1.25 per shift
We represent members who appoint us as their bargaining representative in bargaining. We will provide your appointment letter/email to Officeworks 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 are finalising our claims for bargaining. Help set our claims by joining and getting in touch now!
If you want your union to negotiate with Officeworks 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.