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*Team members classified as Level 1 or Level 2 under the 2012 Dan Murphy Agreement and who have received the Level 2 wage rate for 90% or more of the hours worked just prior to the voting period will receive an annual increase of at least 50% in the amount of the rate increase until their base rate matches the Level 2 rate of new retail employment in this Agreement. The company, which is expected to announce more than a billion dollars in profits on Thursday, had linked the quantum of its annual wage increases in its company agreement to the increase in minimum wages. Company agreements are based on the minimum conditions of the Modern Awards and/or vary. Modern awards are a safety net of minimum conditions for an entire industry or job, for example the General Retail Industry Award 2010 applies to retail. If a job has a company agreement, the modern price does not apply. Company agreements and bonuses apply in conjunction with National Employment Standards (“NES”). The NES applies to all employees (with the exception of staff of the Land Government and municipal councils) and they cannot be superseded by an arbitration award or agreement. Company agreements are agreements concluded at company level which lay down the minimum working conditions applicable to a group of workers and to an employer. The disagreement is due to an unusual decision by the Fair Work Commission to postpone until February next year a July 1 annual pay increase set in company agreements (EAs) for the Woolworths Supermarkets, Big W, BWS and Dan Murphy brands. The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) and supermarket chain Woolworths agreed on employee pay increases and later withdrew a lawsuit. The proposed agreement will not have shared positions that until now allowed two teams of less than ten hours of break between the teams to work in one day. Now there must be a 12-hour break (or 10 hours by appointment) between the end of one shift and the start of the next shift. This means that, in some stores, the practice of using shared teams is no longer allowed.

The proposed agreement introduces provisions on shiftwork. Team members must be specifically hired as Dan Murphy`s shiftworkers. No current team members are hired as shiftworkers. Current team members can only become shiftworkers by mutual agreement. .