RAFFWU has been supporting, representing and fighting for Big W workers since we launched in late 2016.
Now Big W has agreed to negotiate a new “Enterprise Agreement”. The agreement locks in core conditions which apply to Big W workers. It includes things like wages, penalty rates, casual loadings, leave, job security, rostering and more.
We represent members at the bargaining table and help members campaign for better agreements. For example, we have secured the best agreement in retail in Sydney which pays workers much more than Big W workers, has 26 weeks paid parental leave, guarantees casual conversion and more. That agreement will apply to workers at their workplace because they ran a strong campaign and took action.
Download the endorsed member claims for Big W here. 220706 – Big W – Endorsed Member Claims – RAFFWU
We are pursuing these claims in negotiations with Big W.
Big W members can appoint RAFFWU as bargaining representative – ensuring their voice is heard through RAFFWU. To appoint RAFFWU as your bargaining representative send an email to email@example.com with the following text and your name and store location:
I hereby appoint the Retail And Fast Food Workers Union Incorporated as my bargaining representative for the purposes of bargaining an Agreement with my employer and in any matter before the Fair Work Commission that relates to bargaining for the agreement.
That appointment will be given to Big W and they must then recognise RAFFWU as your bargaining representative. They must not take any action against you for being represented by RAFFWU. We will involve members directly in bargaining.