SDA continues push for better wages and conditions for Domino’s workers
Media release | 11 September 2017
The Fair Work Commission today agreed to hear the SDA’s applications to terminate expired Domino’s Agreements, following the SDA’s push for a BOOT-compliant enterprise agreement with improved wages and penalty rates.
Unless the Company can reach agreement with the SDA for an enterprise agreement that delivers improved pay and conditions for all Domino’s employees, the SDA’s applications to terminate will be heard on 1 November 2017.
SDA National Secretary, Gerard Dwyer said the union has been in negotiations with the company for a better agreement, which covers both delivery drivers and in-store employees, since early 2016.
“For a long time now we have expressed serious concerns about these agreements. We’re of the clear view that they no longer provide Domino’s workers with the wages and conditions they deserve, particularly in relation to their Sunday penalty rates,” Mr Dwyer said.
“The SDA first applied to terminate agreements back in June 2016, and again in July 2017 as we don’t believe they meet the industrial standards of the ‘better off overall’ BOOT test.
“While we have applied to terminate the current agreements, we’re still in negotiations with Domino’s and we’re hopeful an agreement will be reached with the Company to deliver fair wages and conditions, including improved penalty rates before 1 November.
“In addition to the SDA’s 27 applications to terminate, an individual employee has also applied to terminate one current Domino’s Agreement and the applications will be heard together.
“The SDA is proud to be leading the push for fair wages and conditions for all Domino’s workers.”
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