Woolworths BRDC Public Holidays Easter 2022

March 21, 2022 Know Your Rights

During April and May 2022, six Public Holidays occur.

  • Good Friday – 15 April
  • Easter Saturday – 16 April
  • Easter Sunday – 17 April
  • Easter Monday – 18 April
  • ANZAC Day – 25 April
  • Labour Day – 2 May
Public holiday rates for all employees:
GRADEHOURLY RATE
Grade 1$66.87
Grade 1a$70.70
Grade 2$90.36
Grade 3$94.42
Grade 4$95.77
Grade 5$97.58
Grade 6$101.19
*wage rates are rounded to two decimal places.

Non rotating afternoon shift hourly allowance $5.71.
Non rotating night shift hourly allowance $7.47.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS FOR FULL-TIMERS AND PART-TIMERS

  1. All weekly employees will be entitled to a day off, without deduction of pay, where the employee would ordinarily be rostered to work the public holiday and does not work on that public holiday.
  2. Part-time employees will receive a pro-rata entitlement of non-rostered public holidays based on hours worked including ordinary and flexed-up hours.
  3. Order for staffing site – When work is performed on a Public Holiday, the Company will seek volunteers firstly from:
    (i) Full-time employees, then
    (ii) Part-time employees, then
    (iii) Fixed Term employees, then
    (iv) Casual employees, as per clause 4.3.5
    (v) Agency Hire
  4. Hours – Hours worked on a public holiday:
    (a) All Shifts for work on a public holiday would be planned around the ordinary working hours of the permanent employee.
    (b) For all employees if an 8 hour shift is
    offered by the manager and accepted by the employee 8 hours pay will be paid.
    (c) All employees can by mutual agreement, negotiate shorter hours of work. Employees who work on a public holiday will be paid for a minimum period of 4 hours. Employees will not be required to work any longer than the period originally agreed to work, however may agree to work longer by mutual agreement
  5. Meal Breaks – Afternoon and Night Shift Workers working on a public holiday remain entitled to their paid meal breaks.
  6. Special provisions for Nightshift:
    (a) An employee whose ordinary week
    commences on the night prior to a Monday public holiday may regard this shift as their public holiday, and will instead work their ordinary hours on the shift commencing on the night of the public holiday.
    (b) An employee whose ordinary week commences on the night of a Monday public holiday, if mutually agreed to, may regard this shift as their public holiday.
    (c) For all public holidays which fall on a day other than Monday, the public holiday for nightshift will be the night commencing prior and leading into the public holiday.
    (d) Night Shift employees will have the following option when an entitlement to a day in lieu of a public holiday is owed: The employee may elect three (3) alternate dates of which the company is required to accept one of these as the agreed date which is to be taken within 60 days (The day in lieu will paid at the ordinary wage rate plus applicable shift allowances).
    (e) In the case of a public holiday falling on a Monday, employees whose ordinary hours include work on a Sunday, will by mutual agreement or by a recommendation of a majority of employees on the shift, not work on the Sunday immediately prior to the Monday public holiday, and will instead work their ordinary hours on the Monday public holiday. Payment for the Sunday not worked will be at the ordinary time rate (i.e. not at the loaded rates detailed in Clause 3.3) and payment for all time worked on the Monday public holiday will be made at a total of double time and a half.
  7. Casual Employees – If a casual employee works on a public holiday they will be paid the part-time hourly rate in lieu of the casual hourly rate of pay.
  8. Easter Sunday – Because of the strong lobbying by the SDA, Easter Sunday has been legislated as a public holiday throughout Queensland.
    Easter Sunday is treated just like any other public holiday on the calendar. Members can now choose whether to work or not, enjoy the non-working day benefit and be paid public holiday penalties if they are chosen to work.
TEAM MEMBER STATUS AND ROSTERPUBLIC HOLIDAY BENEFIT
Weekly team members normally rostered and who have volunteered to work have the following options.a. 250% payment for up to ordinary rostered hours worked, or
b. 150% for hours worked plus the equivalent Time Off In Lieu (TOIL) to be taken within 60 days after the public holiday. This TOIL will be paid out if it is not taken within the 60 days.
Weekly team members normally rostered to work and who have elected not to work on a public holiday have the following options.a. 100% payment without deduction of pay when a public holiday falls on Monday to Friday, or
b. When a public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the team member will be paid their ordinary wage rate plus the appropriate Saturday or Sunday loading for their ordinary hours of work on that day.
Weekly team members on a non-rostered working day who have volunteered to work, have the following options.a. 250% payment for up to ordinary rostered hours worked and 100% for remaining ordinary rostered hours not worked, or
b. 150% for hours worked plus the equivalent Time Off In Lieu (TOIL) to be taken within 60 days after the public holiday. This TOIL will be paid out if it is not taken within the 60 days.
Weekly team members on a non-rostered working day who have elected not to work on a public holiday have the following options.a. An additional days pay without deduction of pay, unless the team member elects b. or c. below, or
b. A Day Off In Lieu (DOIL), subject to mutual agreement, to be taken within 60 days after the public holiday, or
c. An additional day of TOIL OT.
Casual team members who work on a public holiday.a. 250% of the permanent part time rate for hours worked (up to their ordinary available hours), with a minimum of 4 hours.
Casual team member who does not work on a public holiday.a. No payment.