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23
Jun 2017

SDA appeals Fair Work decision on cutting penalty rates for retail & fast food workers

The SDA has today made application to the Federal Court for judicial review of the Fair Work Commission’s Penalty Rates Decision. This follows the FWC issuing determinations that cut penalty rates that apply to low paid workers in Retail, Fast Food and Pharmacy industries. SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer said that the objective of the appeal was to protect the

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20
Jun 2017

SDA calls for fair wage increases for retail & fast food workers

WAGES GROWTH IS AT RECORD LOWS Australian wages are at record lows. ABS Wage Price Index show private sector wages only rose 1.8% from March 2016 to March 2017. This is the one of the lowest periods of wage growth recorded in Australian history. HARD-WORKING AUSTRALIANS NOT GETTING A FAIR SHARE Productivity and profits are up but wages are not.

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9
Jun 2017

Keep the pressure on to protect penalty rates – act now!

Right now, before Parliament, Labor has legislation aimed at protecting the take home pay of retail and fast food workers. But in order for this important Bill to be passed we need the support of independent Members of Parliament like Cathy McGowan MP. Volunteers from the Protect Penalty Rates campaign are in her electorate right now collecting signatures asking for

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9
Jun 2017

Media Statement | 8 June 2017

Statement on article ‘Coles admits much of its workforce underpaid after SDA deals’ The Age – 8/6 The SDA was in attendance at today’s Fair Work Commission hearings. It noted that submissions were put in the context of the impact of any cancellation of the enterprise bargaining agreement on the workforce. What was put by the Coles legal representative was

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6
Jun 2017

What does the minimum wage increase mean for retail & fast food workers?

The Fair Work Commission has handed down the Annual Wage Case, which determines the annual pay rise for workers covered by Modern Awards. What does this mean for workers covered by Awards? In 2017, the Fair Work Commission determined a 3.3% increase to the National Minimum Wage and a 3.3% increase to Modern Awards which cover retail, fast food and

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