Samantha Wilson, 18, was supposed to be rostered a minimum of 22 hours per week in early August.
But Wilson noticed that she was only rostered for 12 hours over two shifts.
Her last pay was $95. Wilson says that makes it impossible to pay her $150 board, food and start paying off her debt.
“This week was the least I’ve ever been paid. I really just wanted a job I didn’t think I was going to have this many issues.”
Wilson told her Unite delegate Kalein Howard and they approached managment at KFC to see if it could be remedied.
“We gave [them] a chance to fix it,” Wilson says.
“We didn’t go straight to head office. [they] tried to deny it so much. That’s when we decided to take it to our union.”
KFC, owned by Restaurant Brands, agreed to backpay Wilson for the remaining ten hours not rostered under the new guaranteed minimum hours system.
Unite organiser Gary Cranston says this is possibly the first time the zero hours clause has resulted in payment.
Solidarity with Samantha Wilson and Unite!