1 July pay rise now agreed for Woolworths and Big W workers

August 26, 2020 Big W News Woolies

The SDA has been campaigning for members to receive an immediate pay rise.

A 1 July pay rise has now been agreed for Woolworths Supermarkets and Big W members. The Fair Work Commission’s 1.75% pay rise will be back paid to 1 July 2020.

The SDA and Woolworths had disagreed on the interpretation of the wording in the Agreements about when pay rises should apply.

You are an essential worker – the pandemic has proven this.

Woolworths has now done the right thing by its team in bringing forward these pay increases to 1 July. This now means the SDA can withdraw its Federal Court proceedings.

Thousands of SDA members supported our pay rise campaign. Thank you to SDA members and shop stewards for your strong support.

The SDA now calls on other large retailers to follow Woolworths’ lead on this issue and give their essential retail workers a pay rise immediately.

We will continue to keep you updated with any further details as they come to hand.