Discount department store Kmart is set to ring in some new staff changes, following in the footsteps of fellow retailer David Jones.
The company, which currently employs over 23,500 staff, has signed a new enterprise agreement that will deliver wage rises every six months over the course of the four-year deal.
The agreement, which is yet to be approved by Fair Work Australia, will also guarantee full-time employees four-hour minimum shifts.
By comparison, part-time staff and casuals will be entitled to three-hour minimums.
Overtime will continue to be paid at time-and-a-half for the first two additional hours and double time for further hours.
Under the agreement, work on Sundays will also continue to to be paid at time-and-a-half between 7am and 7pm at Sunday trading stores and between 6am and 10pm at 24-hour trading stores. Hourly rates will be paid at double time outside those hours, while public holidays will be paid at 250 per cent.
By position, full-time shop assistants
in Kmart's extended trading hours stores will move from $687.70
(under the old agreement) to $783.70 by November 2015.
Assistants will also receive successive $12 increases - with the first backdated to May 1 this year - every November and May until November 2015.
Supervisors' rates (level three) will also increase from $756.50 after the final increase under the old agreement to $862.10, after the final rise under the new deal.
However, employees in stores without extended trading hours will receive slightly less pay, with level one staff paid $695.40 at the commencement of the agreement (up from $683.40 after the final rise under the old deal) and $779.40 by its expiry.
The new enterprise agreement is set to expire on April 30, 2016.