Bunnings Bargaining Update – 2023

After pulling its earlier proposed agreement in 2020 (see below), Bunnings has now announced it will negotiate a new 2023 Enterprise Agreement which will cover all non-salaried workers in all Bunnings stores.

Securing the best agreement with better wages, safety, job security and conditions requires many workers campaigning together. Encourage your co-workers to complete our survey and get involved in RAFFWU.

We represent members who have appointed RAFFWU as their bargaining representative. Appoint RAFFWU as your bargaining representative by emailing bunnings@raffwu.org.au your name, store location and the text below or simply click the button and an email will be generated for you to complete and send:

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.


Bunnings Bargaining Update – Before 2023

In 2018 and 2019, RAFFWU negotiated a replacement Enterprise Agreement with Bunnings. 

By RAFFWU members working together Bunnings agreed to get rid of the Bank of Hours.

But SDA teamed up with Bunnings! They created a #BankLite proposed TOIL system. They refused to fully restore penalty rates which should be:

  • 25% for casual staff (not 22.5%)
  • 65% penalty rate (80% for casual staff) on Sunday (not 50%) and was 100% until 2017
  • 25% penalty rate on Saturday (higher for casual staff)
  • 25% penalty rate on weeknights between 6pm and 11pm (higher for casual staff)
  • overtime pay on weeknights/mornings between 11pm and 7am (9am on Sundays)

Our campaigns meant Bunnings was forced to agree to substantially improve many wage rates, but the deal should have been so much better.

On 18 March 2020 – after promising to have their new deal approved by the Fair Work Commission – Bunnings pulled its application for approval.

It was because Bunnings wanted to maximise flexbility to sack staff during the COVID-19 crisis. 

If you want to see a new, better deal which increases wages, improves redundancy rights and more. Join RAFFWU and fight back.

We represent our members in store and outside. We support and represent our members under the current deal and it will continue under any new deal. To have strong, effective union representation you need to be a member before any issues arise.

Join the only union fighting for workers. Download our payroll deduction form here.

You can also join quickly and easily online at www.raffwu.org.au/membership or if you want to pay by weekly payroll deductions, download and return this special form.

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