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    Woolworths - Do you get paid extra on a public holiday?

    Was just wondering because I've never worked on a public holiday at Woolies before and am on Monday, so if anyone could clear this up.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Woolworths - Do you get paid extra on a public holiday?

    yeah, double time and a half

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    Re: Woolworths - Do you get paid extra on a public holiday?

    thanks

    i was just wondering though is there different award rates for different work places though.. so woolworths you might not get double time and a half :S

    is there anyone out there who had worked at woolies on a public holiday!
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    Re: Woolworths - Do you get paid extra on a public holiday?

    i work at woolies

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    Re: Woolworths - Do you get paid extra on a public holiday?

    oooo really and you get double time and a half?
    how old are you? that would be awesome! but people have been telling me I only get normal time and a half

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    Re: Woolworths - Do you get paid extra on a public holiday?

    okay, here's how it works, if a part time employee of certain age earns X dollars per hour (for me it's $14.625 or some such ph, i'm 20)

    if you are casual you earn 2.7 times X per hour on a public holiday
    if you are part time you earn 2.5 times X per hour on a public holiday

    dont worry bro, Woolies pays on public holidays, calm urself

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    Re: Woolworths - Do you get paid extra on a public holiday?

    Frontin, you could also look up your award/collective agreement if you're interested in when you do/don't get paid, and what's (officially) expected of you by your employers.

    (Also, just for future educative value, if you've ever got a question (ie you think a manager's trying to screw you/asks something you don't think reasonable/etc) you can always call the office of the employment advocate and they'll help you out (or tell you who to talk to).)
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    Re: Woolworths - Do you get paid extra on a public holiday?

    thanks skittled, how do i look up the award/collective agreement?
    i've always been interested about the rates but they never tell me
    my probationary period is also ending this week.. do i get a pay increase?

    also to townie, thanks for that..
    i new i got paid but i didn't know how much extra exactly

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    Re: Woolworths - Do you get paid extra on a public holiday?

    Quote Originally Posted by frontin
    thanks skittled, how do i look up the award/collective agreement?
    i've always been interested about the rates but they never tell me
    my probationary period is also ending this week.. do i get a pay increase?

    also to townie, thanks for that..
    i new i got paid but i didn't know how much extra exactly
    I believe while you're on a probationary period, you get decreased pay. So yes it generally should increase after it (but woolworths may be a special case, so dont' take my word for it).

    Quick google search reveals:
    1) http://www.industrialrelations.nsw.g...rds/index.html for state awards
    2) http://www.wagenet.gov.au/WageNet/te...maryIndex.html - Federal awards. Note that for NSW, there's a woolworths award (Click here), but it's currently under review.

    ...so those links mightn't be able to help you, but a google search such as "australia" + "federal" + "woolworths" + "award" might turn something up.
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    Re: Woolworths - Do you get paid extra on a public holiday?

    I heart public holidays. Double time... YAY!


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