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30
Jul 2019

SDA union hosts second national roundtable to tackle customer abuse epidemic in retail and fast food

Today the SDA will host a second roundtable with the National Retail Association (NRA) and the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) to tackle the customer abuse epidemic in retail and fast food outlets across the country. The National Customer Abuse & Violence Industry Roundtable will bring together major employers, industry peak bodies, NGOs and government organisations from across Australia to discuss

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18
Jul 2019

MEDIA STATEMENT | Closure of Big W stores in Sydney

When the 3-year restructure plans were announced in April, the SDA immediately begun consulting with members across Big W stores around Australia to ensure workers had the representation and support they needed.   We note that the stores will not be closing for approximately 6 months from the time of notice. The SDA will be using this time to work

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28
Jun 2019

Unfair penalty rate cuts hit retail and fast food workers for the third time

700,000 Australian workers will again receive a massive, unfair cut to their take home pay as the third round of penalty rate cuts commence on July 1, even though previous cuts have not created jobs nor simulated the economy as promised by the Morrison Government and business community. SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer said the massive, unfair cuts to take

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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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