Domino's workers lose in union deal

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Domino's Pizza workers are missing out on penalty rates worth at least $32 million a year due to an old deal struck between the company and the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA).

Under a deal struck in 2009, before the introduction of the national award system, which set minimum standards for the fast-food industry, Domino's need not pay workers penalty rates for late-night or weekend shifts.

A 21-year-old Domino's worker is paid just $18.99 an hour and with no penalty rates at all. This is considerably lower than the award and means the employee is worse off under the agreement than he or she would be under the fast food modern award.

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