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Bunnings to trial four day work week for thousands of employees



Thousands of Bunnings workers will be part of a new four-day working week trial in a first for the retail industry.

The workers will get a pay rise, have more holidays and have a shorter working week after the agreement was reached yesterday.

The full-time workers will still have to reach their 38 hours but they will be able to do that over four days or a nine day fortnight.

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They are also going to get an annual leave increase from four weeks to five and get a pay rise of 10.5 per cent over three years.

The pay increase will be spread out so workers receive 4.5 per cent this year and 3 per cent the year after.

The only obvious catch is workers will be required to work weekends in some of the hours.

The agreement will effect approximately 4000 workers.

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