Workers at embattled pizza shop operator Domino's Pizza will have a week in early January to consider a new pay deal the company says offers better terms than the current award.
The new agreement comes after 18 months of negotiations between the shop assistants' union, SDA, and the company.
In 2016, Fairfax Media revealed Domino's Pizza workers were missing out on penalty rates worth at least $32 million a year due to an old deal struck between the company and the SDA.
That old agreement provided for no penalty rates and at the time it was drafted was within legal boundaries.
It was one of several deals brokered by the SDA with major retailers that stripped away penalty rates and led to the union being accused by workers and officials at other unions of doing the wrong thing by their members.
A separate Fairfax Media investigation in 2016 found rampant and systemic underpayment of workers within the Domino's network, with many workers earning as little as $10 an hour.
Domino's wage issues, including the underpayment and the expectation that it would have to introduce penalty rates, led to a rout in the company's share price from which it is yet to recover.
The new agreement will be made available to review on January 2. Workers will then have one week to vote on the agreement.
The SDA said the new agreement delivered wage rates above the award and a full penalty rate structure and improved conditions. Those improved conditions included giving staff the option to work public holidays and greater certainty for part-time workers over hours.
Domino's said in a statement the weekend penalty rates would be "among the highest" in the quick-service retail industry.
"The company reiterates that while the new agreement includes higher wages, it has been putting strategies in place to ensure franchises remain profitable, sustainable, and continue to prosper," the company's statement said.