The ASU has been pursuing Toll Dnata for the non-payment of the transport allowance.
The ASU and your delegates again met with the company on Friday 16 May 2014 and received confirmation that they had concluded the calculations for individuals and are in the process of drafting individual letters to employees outlining what each person is owed.
What will happen next?
The wording of the letter to individuals is being finalised. Once finalised each individual will be provided with a letter outlining what you are owed.
Attached to this letter will be your personal data, this information will include details of all of the shifts that you have worked that have attracted a transport allowance.
You will be asked to review the information to ensure that it is right. If you agree that it is correct you will be required to sign your letter agreeing to the amount that is owed. It will then be processed and paid to you.
If you disagree with the amount that the company has calculated then you will have the ability to raise any discrepancies and have it reviewed. For example, if you compare your data with your own personal diary of shifts that you have worked and find additional shifts that attract an allowance that has not been reflected in your data then you would need to provide those dates for review. Once agreed you would be provided with a letter reflecting the corrected amount for you to sign to receive payment.
How will the back pay be paid?
The ASU has requested that the payment be made separate to a normal pay with a separate detailed pay slip of what the payment is for.
We have also requested information from payroll as to whether or not tax is applied and if so at what rate, given that the payment is for an unpaid allowance. Once confirmation is received we will advise members so you know what to expect.
How much should I expect?
This will vary between individuals however the amount owed is a significant amount, for any shifts that you started work prior to 7am, or any shifts that you worked later than 7pm you are entitled to an amount of $9.46 for each of these shifts backdated to the start of June 2013.
This is why it pays to be in the Union.
Without the Union this issue may never have been raised and or rectified. If you are a member and know someone that isn’t a member we would ask that you encourage them to join.
EBA negotiations are also about commence for future pay increases and conditions and there is strength in numbers.
If you are not yet a member of the Union it is now time to get on board with the rest of your workmates and join.