Ballot on new Domino’s enterprise agreement rescheduled
The ballot on the new Domino’s enterprise agreement will be rescheduled until at least 16 January after the Fair Work Commission (FWC) granted a bargaining order to Mr Josh Cullinan, of RAFFWU Incorporated after he claimed Domino’s had not bargained in good faith.
The SDA is the bargaining representative of an estimated 20,000 Dominos employees and has been engaged in bargaining with the company since February 2016. RAFFWU Incorporated entered proceedings in September 2017, and today advised the Commission that they are the bargaining representative of four Domino’s employees.
The SDA did not oppose the granting of bargaining orders and submitted that any issues the applicant has should be dealt with as far as possible before any vote.
Meetings are to occur between Domino’s, the SDA and RAFFWU Incorporated to discuss any outstanding concerns about the proposed enterprise agreement during this week.
SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer said the new enterprise agreement contains many important outcomes including a full penalty rates structure and improved conditions.
“The new agreement delivers part time workers a minimum of up to 15 guaranteed hours per week, compared with just 3 hours per month as contained in the award.”
“This provides Domino’s part time workers with a guaranteed weekly income they can rely on.”
“Additionally, the SDA has secured enhanced conditions, including voluntary work on public holidays, further improvements to the uniform provision and greater leave benefits.”
The new agreement was presented to Domino’s workers on 2 January with voting to commence this week. That ballot will now be rescheduled until at least 16 January.
The FWC today also rejected RAFFWU Incorporated’s application to access a bargaining dispute file between the SDA and Domino’s on the basis that if matters before the FWC are conducted in confidence they should not be released to third parties.
FWC Senior Deputy President Hamberger advised at the close of today’s hearing that he will publish reasons for his decisions in both these matters at a later date. The bargaining order in matter no. B2018/3 was published today.
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