VOTE NO - Proposed Luxottica Retail Enterprise Agreement 2023
After two conferences between the SDA and Luxottica held at the Fair Work Commission (FWC), the dispute about classifications and the minimum pay rates for Luxottica employees remains unresolved.
The SDA sought to resolve the matter through arbitration at the FWC, but Luxottica refused to consent to arbitration. The Company has now commenced rolling out the proposed Agreement. The access period will start on Monday 4 December for one week. Then voting on the proposal will be between 12-18 December 2023.
We encourage all members to read the SDA materials carefully, discuss the various issues with colleagues and VOTE NO to the proposed Agreement.
Why Vote No?
Luxottica’s wages offer is inadequate, especially considering what skills and technical expertise dispensers are required to perform in their roles.
The SDA has also rejected Luxottica’s wage offer which is only between 1-2% above the minimum Award rates for the lowest levels.
This is a big step backwards for Luxottica workers as the current Agreement had starting base rates of pay of between 6.5% and 15% higher than the Award rates in 2015.
We believe that Luxottica workers deserve more than the wages offer that has been proposed.
What happens next?
The SDA encourages all members to Vote No. If the majority of employees reject the proposed Agreement, Luxottica will be required to recommence negotiating with the SDA and bargaining representatives in a bid to reach an acceptable Agreement.