Statement on Coles “I’m Free” Campaign. “The SDA on behalf of its members has been engaged with Coles on this issue since early this week, and acknowledges that Coles is taking action to address the matter.” “Companies need to be mindful of how their marketing and ad campaigns impact on staff.” “We like to see to see a system where
Protecting public holidays for retail and fast food workers The SDA has a long history of protecting public holidays for retail and fast food workers. We believe public holidays should be for everyone – not just some. Public holidays are a rare opportunity to take a day off to enjoy with friends and family and they should remain that way.
Yesterday, the SDA applied to raise the base rate of pay for retail, fast food and pharmacy workers covered by Awards by 10% in addition to the $45 increase sought by the ACTU. The Liberal Government has now announced it will fight AGAINST our push to raise the wages of some of Australia’s lowest paid workers, who are facing cuts
The SDA has called for a 10% increase to base hourly rates of pay for retail and fast food workers in addition to the Annual Wage Review increases sought by the ACTU. This claim is to offset the economic hardship caused by the proposed cut to Sunday penalty rates. SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer said that while the SDA has
The Australian article ‘To the rescue of shafted workers’ (25/3) contains factual errors which misrepresent the wage outcomes that KFC employees receive and purposely conflates unrelated matters with the intention of defaming the union movement and its legitimate bargaining practices. The article claims that a KFC worker aged 21 or over is on $19.44 an hour. In fact, under their