To: Grill'd

Hey Grill'd, You're Cooked!

We took Grill'd on and we won!

Almost 5,000 petition signatures, hundreds of messages of support, protests and TV coverage - it all made a difference.

Grill'd have committed to ensuring that every single worker, whether part-time, full-time or casual, completes their training within a reasonable time frame. No more dodgy tactics to underpay workers, no more delaying accreditation.

We want Grill'd to stop the scam!

- Stop using traineeships as an excuse to commit wage theft against young workers

- Schedule regular training sessions, allowing their staff to complete courses in a reasonable amount of time

- Publicly apologise for continuing to use strategies that exploit young workers

Why is this important?

I work at a Grill'd store in Melbourne. It's company-owned, and they're STILL using traineeships to commit wage theft.

They sign up young workers to complete hospitality certificates, but prevent them from completing their qualifications by refusing to schedule training sessions. This strategy is a scam. It rips us off, denying us fair pay and the training we're promised.

Grill'd have shown time and time again they will do whatever it takes to make a profit from exploiting workers. This strategy means no qualification, no bonus, no career progression - it's a scam.

It's not the first time Grill'd have been caught out ripping off young workers. A year ago they were exposed by workers for using WorkChoices era collective agreements to commit wage theft. Since then, Grill'd have been grilled (pun intended) by the media and instituted a new collective agreement.

Problem solved, right? Wrong.

Grill'd reckon they're "good for the community" - they should start acting like it.


Reasons for signing

  • I worked at grill'd for 2 and a half years between the age of 18 and 20 and the highest rate of pay I received was $15.50 per hour. (Melbourne central and chapel st). I only received my cert III qualification and RSA at the END of my employment after demanding it through numerous emails. Not only that, I had 83 hours of annual leave saved up and it took two months after I had quit to receive it. Absolute worst company to work for.
  • I believe in a fair go for all
  • I nearly failed uni so I could pick up more hours to make sure I had food on the table for me and my partner. We are barely scrapping in for Christmas at 30hours a week

Updates

2017-02-15 11:36:55 +1100
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Petition is successful with 4,966 signatures

2016-12-07 09:03:19 +1100

Make sure to watch A Current Affair at 7pm TONIGHT to see coverage of young workers taking on Grill'd over unfair traineeships! https://www.facebook.com/ACurrentAffair9/videos/1030667027039674/

2016-11-29 14:13:58 +1100

40 activists hit Grill'd Carlton yesterday to talk to the public about the issues facing workers - and guess what? The public overwhelming voted for fair pay, respect, and legit traineeships for Grill'd workers! Check out the photos: https://www.facebook.com/pg/youngworkerscentre/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1878212759132554

2016-11-23 12:12:58 +1100

Have you worked at Grill'd? Do you currently work at Grill'd? We'd love to have a chat to you about your experiences. Check out our survey here: http://bit.ly/2g1dxoa

2016-11-18 09:31:51 +1100

1,000 signatures reached

2016-11-17 22:11:53 +1100

500 signatures reached

2016-11-17 16:30:05 +1100

100 signatures reached

2016-11-17 15:39:57 +1100

50 signatures reached

2016-11-17 15:28:20 +1100

25 signatures reached

2016-11-17 15:18:18 +1100

10 signatures reached