Following a ballot of Bunnings employees, a majority voted yes in favour of the proposed Bunnings Agreement.
59.7% of eligible Bunnings employees voted in the ballot with a 76.7% yes vote.
The SDA believes that, notwithstanding the issues which were not agreed, (being a 2.5% cap on the CPI increase, the 12 week period for reconciliation and several outstanding BOOT issues) overall the proposed Agreement delivers a positive outcome for Bunnings team members.
Positive elements of the Bunnings Agreement include:
- Wage Increases
- Removal of Bank of Hours
- Improved penalty rates
- Many hard-won SDA union conditions
The proposed Bunnings Agreement will now go to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) for approval. The SDA will argue the several outstanding BOOT issues in the Fair Work Commission and the Commission may require enforceable undertakings from Bunnings.
The new Agreement will take effect from 7 October 2019 or 7 days after approval by the Fair Work Commission, whichever is the latter, and your conditions will remain the same until then.
The SDA worked hard throughout negotiations to ensure you receive fair pay and working conditions.
We will keep you updated as this process progresses.
If you have any questions, please contact the SDA.