After conducting the Salaried Team Pay Review, we have been undertaking an extensive proactive review of our payroll systems and processes to check our compliance with employee entitlements and enterprise agreements. We are being thorough and committed to identifying, remediating and rectifying any issues we identify as quickly as possible.
We identified inadvertent errors through a proactive review we initiated to check that we are paying all of our team members correctly. After reviewing the systems configuration and payroll processes for our retail enterprise agreements, we have regrettably discovered that some of our hourly paid team members covered by the BIG W Stores Agreement 2019 and the Woolworths Supermarkets Agreement 2018 have not been paid in line with their full entitlements. We will pay back what we owe affected team members, with interest, and introduce the right controls to help prevent further errors.
We have been reviewing our payroll systems and processes for our hourly paid retail team members covered by the enterprise agreements below:
We have not yet identified which team members may be entitled to a back payment. If you are entitled to any back payment as a result of our review, we will write to you across the second half of calendar year 2022.
We have been reviewing our payroll systems configuration for calculating long service leave payments for all Woolworths Group salaried and hourly paid team members in all states and territories across Australia.
We have nearly completed this review and we expect to make contact with any affected team members who are entitled to a back payment between April and August 2022.
We have completed our review and made back payments to affected salaried store team members in our Supermarkets, Metro, BIG W and previously Woolworths Group-operated BWS and Dan Murphy’s stores for a 6 year period from September 2013 to September 2019.
The Endeavour Group, which owns ALH Group, was demerged from the Woolworths Group in 2021. Woolworths Group no longer supports queries for ALH Group team members who are part of the Endeavour Group. Endeavour Group will be in contact with any current team members that are due a payment prior to Christmas 2021 and past employees as soon as practicable thereafter.
Should you require access to your Time and Attendance or Payroll records you will need to request these by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have evaluated our store team salaries to ensure they're compliant against the General Retail Industry Award. Where necessary, we have increased salaries and introduced additional allowances.
We have also developed and communicated new rostering principles. We will conduct regular checks on the specific rosters worked by our salaried team members to ensure their pay is high enough against the Award.