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Apr 2021

Give Maccas workers a break: SDA launches second Federal Court action against McDonald’s over rest breaks

The SDA – the union for fast food workers – has lodged a landmark case against a second McDonald’s Franchisee in the Federal Court. On behalf of 55 current and former crew members, the SDA is alleging that Delbridge Investments Pty Ltd (operated by Graham Delbridge) deliberately denied workers paid rest and drink breaks. Delbridge Investments own the Murray Bridge,

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1
Feb 2021

Retail workers pay the price for COVID pandemic sacrifice

Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food and online retail workers For seven months, hundreds of thousands low paid frontline workers have endured a Morrison government endorsed pay cut while some company executives have been paying themselves bonuses with taxpayer money which they should not have received. Only today a dark chapter will finally

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15
Dec 2020

SDA launches Federal Court action against McDonald’s over denial of rest breaks

Today the SDA – the union for fast food workers – will be filing action in the Federal Court for current and former McDonald’s workers against a McDonald’s Franchisee in South Australia. The SDA alleges that the McDonald’s Franchise deliberately denied workers paid drink and rest breaks. The SDA is seeking compensation for workers who did not get the breaks

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25
Nov 2020

Wage justice for junior workers – the SDA welcomes Fair Work Commission decision

Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA the union for retail,  fast food, warehouse and online retail workers The Fair Work Commission today handed down a decision on an application from the SDA, deciding that junior rates will no longer apply to workers at level 4 and above subject to the General Retail Award This is a big win for

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23
Nov 2020

SDA applauds the Andrews Government’s historic decision to underwrite casuals’ sick leave

Quotes from Michael Donovan, Victorian Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food, warehouse and online retail workers This is an historic move. The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association unreservedly welcomes this step by the Victorian government. It is a case of a good and responsible government stepping up where the Commonwealth and many employers have failed to

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