Some Citywide members have been significantly under paid their shift penalties and overtime rates particularly those who regularly work Saturday and Sunday nights. The Union has been chasing this up with the company for six months and it looked likely the union would have to take the company to court. Now the company now tells us that they accept the underpayments and are calculating how much is owed across the company.
The law requires that the company fix any underpayments going back six years and we expect that for some members this will be more than $20,000. All members getting backpaid will get a written explanation of the payment. If you are unsure as to whether your shift penalties have been correctly paid or want your backpay statement checked please contact your organiser Tony White on 0437834615