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New Costco Agreement voted up!

Following a ballot of Costco employees, a majority voted yes in favour of the proposed Agreement.

81% of eligible Costco employees voted in the ballot with a 94% yes vote.

This is a good outcome for Costco employees as the Agreement secures:

  • Yearly Wage Increases
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5%;
  • Supervisory Rate Increase
  • Late Night Penalty Increase
  • 5 days paid Domestic Violence leave.

The proposed Costco Agreement will now go to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) for approval.

The proposed Agreement will commence 7 days after approval by the FWC.

The SDA worked hard throughout negotiations to ensure you receive fair pay and working conditions.

Thank you for voting to have your say and to protect and improve your pay and conditions at work.

We will keep you updated as this process progresses.

If you have any questions, please contact the SDA.

The SDA is the union for workers at Costco. We stand together for fair pay rises and working conditions and safe workplaces.

The SDA is currently  in negotiations for a new Costco Agreement.

The Costco Agreement sets out your pay and conditions at work is the best way to secure your entitlements over the next few years.

The SDA recently surveyed Costco workers. We used your feedback to form a Log of Claims to take the Company in negotiations.


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Yesterday the SDA met with Costco to continue negotiations for a new Costco Agreement that sets out your pay and conditions.

During negotiations, the SDA has now won:

–       Annual leave loading of 17.5%

–       Supervisory rate to be increased to $1.50

–       Second 15 minute rest break after 7 hours instead of 8 hours

–       Early morning work premium to apply til 7am

While negotiations are progressing and we have secured several wins there is still work to do to ensure the best possible outcomes for Costco employees.

You can read our log of claims here.

The next meeting will be held on 7 May.

Remember, you have the final say. No new Agreement will be introduced without a vote of Costco workers.

If you have any questions, please call the SDA.

Today the SDA started negotiations for a new Costco Agreement with the Company.

Over the last few weeks, we have surveyed Costco members about their pay and conditions at work.

We used your feedback to develop a log of claims to take to the Company in negotiations. This log of claims was presented to the Company today by SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer, SDA Officials and SDA union delegates from Costco.

Throughout negotiations, it is the SDA’s priority to secure a pay rise and improved conditions at Costco.

This includes protecting penalty rates, improving allowances including forklift and cold work allowances and rostering provisions that provide better work-life balance.

The SDA is also claiming for improvements to leave entitlements including:

– 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave

– an additional day of compassionate leave for close relatives

– superannuation to be paid on parental leave

– two weeks of paid partner parental leave

Remember, you will have the final say. When negotiations are finalised, workers will have the opportunity to vote on whether or not to accept the proposed Agreement.

We will continue to update you as negotiations progress. You can also read all the latest news at