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12
Jun 2019

SDA takes Woolworths to Fair Work Commission against restructure

The SDA opposes the Woolworths decision on restructuring. We are fighting to protect workers jobs, pay and conditions. The SDA is taking Woolworths to the Fair Work Commission against the restructure. The proposed changes are in no way connected to the new Woolworths Agreement and is not something the SDA had any input into. Remember, you must be consulted on

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4
Jun 2019

MEDIA RELEASE | New McDonald’s Agreement approved by workers

After a complex journey, McDonalds workers have approved a new enterprise bargaining agreement which improves penalty rates on late nights and weekends, makes it easier for casual employees to secure permanent work and provides a strong basis for future improvements. The agreement was approved with a 59% ‘yes’ vote versus a 41% ‘no’ vote, with over 50,000 McDonalds workers participating. The significant ‘no’ vote reflects the position taken by the SDA when

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30
May 2019

Wage increase welcome, but more needs to be done

The SDA, the union for workers in retail, fast food and warehousing welcomes the Fair Work Commission’s decision to increase the minimum wage and modern award rates by 3%, but at a time of historic low wage growth and cuts to penalty rates, stressed that more needs to be done to lift wages and strengthen local economies. SDA National Secretary Gerard

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15
May 2019

Penalty rates: How much are you set to lose this election?

Penalty rates is a key election issue and there is a lot at stake. As the cost of living continues to rise, wages are stagnating and retail, fast food & pharmacy workers are feeling the pressure of cuts to penalty rates. It is hurting workers, their families and our economy. To stop Australia from having American-style low wages and poor

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13
May 2019

Models win private changerooms at this year’s Fashion Week

Models working at this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) have finally won private changing areas for the first time in the history of the event. This follows calls from the SDA – the union for models, for private change areas for models at Fashion Week. The SDA congratulated Fashion Week’s event organisers IMG for undertaking this important initiative which

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