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24
Feb 2020

BCF – not fun: statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary SDA

Here we go again. Now, it is the turn of the Super Retail Group (BCF, Rebel, Supercheap Auto and Macpac) to acknowledge wage underpayments to the tune of a further $8 million, adding to the $52 million uncovered last year. Just this week, we have seen Coles, Target and now Super Retail admitting millions of dollars in underpayments going back

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24
Feb 2020

Coles Underpayments – Statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary SDA

The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) notes Coles acknowledgement that it has underpaid some of its salaried staff in its liquor and supermarket businesses. These underpayments have been uncovered as part of an industry wide audit initiated by the SDA in early November last year. That industry audit has involved the SDA approaching Coles and more than 100

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19
Feb 2020

Target underpayments – statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary SDA

Underpayment of wages is now a full blown epidemic. Today’s announcement from Target is a direct result of requests from the SDA last November that it and dozens of other firms in the retail sector audit their payrolls in light of Woolworths’ admission of underpayments to its staff. Many companies like Target are constructively engaging the SDA in this industry

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11
Dec 2019

Media Release: No Happy Christmas for Harris Scarfe workers as the company goes into administration

Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, SDA National Secretary SDA – the union representing workers at Harris Scarfe — is deeply concerned at the news that the firm has been placed in voluntary administration. It is yet another reminder that private equity companies have no long term interest in retail and the employees in our industry- first Myer, then Dick Smith, now

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1
Dec 2019

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE | WORKERS CALL ON POLITICIANS TO STAND-UP FOR SUPER & WOMEN

2 December 2019  WORKERS CALL ON POLITICIANS TO STAND-UP FOR SUPER & WOMEN Members of Australia’s three largest trade unions, representing more than half a million workers, will converge on Parliament house in Canberra today to push for an acceleration of the planned increase in the superannuation guarantee to 12 per cent and urge politicians to address the barriers that

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