Media statement | 18 April 2019
Hungry Jacks workers have delivered an overwhelming 93% yes vote in favour of a new enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA) that delivers strong pay rises for all workers, improved pay for junior workers and a comprehensive range of improved working conditions.
The ballot, which closed last night saw 67% (16, 311) of Hungry Jacks workers turn out to vote on the new agreement with 10,141 (93%) voting ‘yes’.
SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer said the overwhelming approval of the new agreement was an excellent result for Hungry Jacks workers.
“We’re extremely pleased an overwhelming 93% of Hungry Jacks workers have voted to approve this strong package of wages and improved conditions.”
“This agreement includes above award pay rates for all weekday hours and we’re particularly pleased with the improvements to junior rates, with 20-year olds moving up to 95% of the adult rate in July 2020.”
“Further wage increases will be consistent with pay rises the SDA and ACTU secure at the Fair Work Commission in the Annual Wage Review, generally in July each year.”
“Additionally, the agreement delivers a comprehensive range of improvement to rostering provisions for Hungry Jacks workers which will facilitate a better work life balance.”
“The agreement ensures that Hungry Jacks workers will receive 2 consecutive days off in a week or 3 consecutive days off per fortnight. Additionally, they’ll have the right to have a weekend off every 4 weeks and rosters will be provided 14 days in advance and can only be changed by agreement.”
“This will undoubtedly assist Hungry Jacks workers in balancing work and family time or study commitments.”
Mr Dwyer said the union was also very pleased that the Hungry Jacks agreement delivers, for the first time, paid family and domestic violence leave.
Mr Dwyer said the agreement would now be forwarded to the Fair Work Commission for approval.
Media contact: Darren Rodrigo 0414 783 405