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Restaurant Brands Staff Pay Rise Under New Collective

Restaurant Brands Staff To Get Between $0.60 Cent and $1.00 Per Hour Pay Rise Under New Collective

Restaurant Brands announced today that it has successfully obtained Unite Union’s agreement to recommend to its members that they accept Restaurant Brands terms for a new Collective Agreement.

The new agreement will see staff wages across all job rates increase by between $0.60 cents per hour and $1.00 per hour effective from 1 April 2017.

Restaurant Brands first offer of a minimum $0.50 cents per hour pay rise was rejected by Unite Union members who took limited strike action 22 April.

Under the new deal a KFC Shift Supervisor running a shift will get $22.77/hr for ordinary time worked.

Last year KFC initiated the payment of the ‘cooking allowance’ for fully trained and certified cooks, to recognise the importance of a focus on food quality and cooking great tasting fresh chicken in each KFC store. A fully trained and certified KFC cook is paid $19.37 per hour when cooking chicken.

The average hourly wage rate for Restaurant Brands staff is approximately $17.70/hr for ordinary time worked.

Restaurant Brands does not pay Youth Rates. All entry level jobs will be paid $15.85 from April - $0.10 cents/hr above the Adult Minimum wage set by the Government .

The Collective Agreement will also see new Carl’s Jr. and KFC workers pay rise to $16.87 per hour once they’ve completed basic training. A Starbucks Barista will get $17.18/hr.

Restaurant Brands CEO, Russel Creedy says in reaching today’s agreement, Unite Union has again acknowledged Restaurant Brands as the leading employer in the QSR sector for pay and conditions for staff.

“The overall package of terms and conditions of our employees is better than our competitors in the sector and includes a faster pathway for new employees to increase their skills and build their careers. This Collective Agreement will put our staff even further ahead”.

Creedy says Restaurant Brands was the first in the fast food sector to scrap zero hour contracts and move to guaranteed days and fixed hours of permanent work.

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