SAFEWAY/WOOLWORTHS MEAT ROOM PAY RISE

11 November 2010

SDA organisers have recently been slinking into some Safeway meat rooms with a newsletter which implies that the SDA is responsible for the recent wage increase paid to Safeway meat room employees, and asking that meat room employees join the SDA.

Their newsletter gives only one wage rate.  There are no examples of penalties that currently apply on Saturday and Sunday, and after 6 pm. 

They are not there because SDA members in the rest of the shop don’t get any penalty payments, and the SDA has already agreed with Woolworths that these penalties should be taken off meat room workers as well.

This attempted deception demonstrates yet again what an abject organisation the SDA is.

Your recent wage increases were negotiated for you by the AMIEU through its organisers and Safeway delegates. 
The SDA had nothing to do with it.

The SDA’s contribution to your conditions will come next year, when its secretly negotiated national Woolworths agreement takes over.  The real SDA contribution is to have given away most of your current conditions.  Just as they have already in the other parts of the store.

If you join the SDA you will guarantee that you give up any chance of maintaining your existing conditions, and you will give up the chance to ever receive a wage increase like your recent one.

You need to maintain your AMIEU membership and encourage your work mates to join, to have any say in your future wages and conditions, and to enable us to keep you informed on any developments.

For advice or any further information contact Union Organisers:
Laurie Burley 0418 103627,  Bob Savine 0417 328854,
or ring the Union office.


THESE PAY RATES WERE NEGOTIATED BY THE MEAT INDUSTRY EMPLOYEES UNION (AMIEU)

SAFEWAY SUPERMARKET  AMIEU PAY RATES   from 29/9/10

  Base Weekly Hourly 150% 175%
Saturday
200%
Sunday
250%
Public
Holiday
Worked
Casuals
Hourly
Casuals
Sunday
4 DAY WEEK (NO RDO)               125% 200%
1st Year Apprentice 50% $404.25 $10.64 $15.96 $18.62 $21.28 $26.60    
2ndYear Apprentice 65% $525.53 $13.83 $20.74 $24.20 $27.66 $34.57    
3rd Year Apprentice 85% $687.23 $18.08 $27.13 $31.65 $36.17 $45.21    
4th Year Apprentice 95% $768.08 $20.21 $30.32 $35.37 $40.43 $50.53    
BUTCHER 100% $808.50 $21.28 $31.91 $37.23 $42.55 $53.19 $26.60 $42.55
                   
MEAT ASSISTANT 90% $727.65 $19.15 $28.72 $33.51 $38.30 $47.87 $23.94 $38.30
                   
5 DAY WEEK (WITH RDO)                  
1st Year Apprentice 50% $404.25 $10.11 $15.16 $17.69 $20.21 $25.27    
2nd Year Apprentice 65% $525.53 $13.14 $19.71 $22.99 $26.28 $32.85    
3rd Year Apprentice 85% $687.23 $17.18 $25.77 $30.07 $34.36 $42.95    
4th Year Apprentice 95% $768.08 $19.20 $28.80 $33.60 $38.40 $48.00    
BUTCHER 100% $808.50 $20.21 $30.32 $35.37 $40.43 $50.53    
                   
MEAT ASSISTANT 90% $727.65 $18.19 $27.29 $31.83 $36.38 $46.02    

PACKERS & CABINET ATTENDANTS
All Cabinet Attendants receive 100% of Packers rate - NO JUNIOR RATES                                

4 DAY WEEK (NO RDO)                  
Under 17 years 50% $356.75 $9.39 $14.08 $16.43 $18.78 $23.47    
17-18 years 60% $428.09 $11.27 $16.90 $19.71 $22.53 $28.16    
18-19 years 75% $535.12  $14.08  $21.12  $24.64  $28.16  $35.21    
19-20 years 85% $606.47  $15.96  $23.94  $27.93  $31.92  $39.90    
20 years & over 100% $713.49 $18.78 $28.16 $32.86 $37.55 $46.94 $23.47 $37.55
                   
5 DAY WEEK (WITH RDO)                  
Under 17 years 50% $356.75  $8.92  $13.38  $15.61  $17.84  $22.30    
17-18 years 60% $428.09  $10.70  $16.05  $18.73  $21.40  $26.76    
18-19 years 75% $535.12  $13.38  $20.07  $23.41  $26.76  $33.44    
19-20 years 85% $606.47  $15.16  $22.74  $26.53  $30.32  $37.90    
20 years & over 100% $713.49  $17.84  $26.76  $31.22  $35.67  $44.59    

Allowances

2nd In Charge: $31.00
Cold: $3.47
Meal: $9.29