Workers are entitled to be paid for all time worked. RAFFWU recently represented a member in Newcastle who had been regularly working about once per week past his rostered finish time without payment. He secured backpayment worth over $3000 for just over two years of being required to work back once a week. This clearly shows that workers required to work without payment can be owed thousands of dollars. If Anthony had been required to work past his finish for four shifts a week over six years, he would have been owed over $30 000.
We know that we can help members secure their entitlements where groups of members work together.
This form is for workers who want to claim unpaid work time, unpaid breaks and appropriate overtime rates for all hours worked but not paid. From time to time RAFFWU runs campaigns during which new members can join and participate even though the issues have already occurred. This is one such campaign. RAFFWU will only represent workers where at least 5 members join and participate in a store.
To avoid doubt, these campaigns work best where we can bring strong evidence to the table. We will help members collate evidence and present their best case. We will discuss any limitations with members and work to secure the best possible outcome.
The sooner you and your coworkers get on board, the sooner we can fix these issues.