Woolworths 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

Wages

The Full-time, Part-time Level 1 hourly rate for Public Holidays (225%)

AGEHOURLY RATE
20$50.95
19$40.76
18$35.66
17$30.57
16 & under$25.47

The Casual Level 1 hourly rate for Public Holidays (250%)

AGEHOURLY RATE
20$56.61
19$45.28
18$39.62
17$33.96
16 & under$28.30

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS FOR FULL-TIMERS AND PART-TIMERS

  • Members who would normally be rostered to work may volunteer to work. The company may decline any request to volunteer if there is no operational need for the member to work on that day.
  • Depending on whether a member works on a public holiday or not, the entitlements in the table on page two will apply for shifts commencing on a public holiday. Please see the below table.
If the team member commences work on the public holidayIf the team member is absent on the public holiday
Full-time or part-time team member whose standard roster would include the public holiday as a working day;Hours worked are paid at public holiday penalty rates OR team member can request TOIL or an equivalent day of annual leave instead;Day off is paid at ordinary base rate of pay for the rostered working day as per the team member’s standard roster (without penalty rates or loadings)
Full-time or part-time team member whose standard roster would not include the public holiday as a working day;Hours worked are paid at public holiday penalty rates OR team member can request TOIL or an equivalent day of annual leave instead;Unpaid
Casual team member (does not have a standard roster)Hours worked are paid at public holiday penalty ratesUnpaid
  • Full-time employees who work on public holidays and choose to be paid shall be paid 225%.
  • Part-time employees who work on public holidays and choose to be paid shall be paid 225%.
  • Casual employees who work on public holidays shall be paid 250%.

EASTER SUNDAY

Easter Sunday is treated just like any other public holiday on the calendar. Members can now choose whether to work or not and be paid public holiday penalties if they are chosen to work. Easter Sunday is treated just like any other public holiday on the calendar. Members can now choose whether to work or not and be paid public holiday penalties if they are chosen to work.

ENGAGEMENT ACCROSS TWO DAYS

Where a shift falls partly on a public holiday, a shift that commences on the public holiday shall be regarded as the Where a shift falls partly on a public holiday, a shift that commences on the public holiday shall be regarded as the public holiday shift. Provided that a member who is not required to work or elects not to work on a public holiday shift shall be entitled to be absent without loss of pay.

QUESTIONS:

  1. What happens if a Public Holiday falls in my Holidays?
    Don’t worry. You do not lose your entitlement to the public holiday.
  2. Do roster changes affect my entitlement to public holidays?
    No, your roster cannot be changed to avoid payment of penalties, loadings or other benefits. Should this occur you are still entitled to the benefit. If you are unsure of how this entitlement may affect you, please contact your Shop Steward or Union Organiser at the Union Office.