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Sep 2018

27 September | SDA wins major penalty rate increase for casual workers

The SDA has today won a major case in the Fair Work Commission that will see penalty rates for over 350,000 causal retail workers increased on Saturday’s and for evening work from November this year.   First lodged in 2015, the SDA’s application to lift casual rates in the General Retail Industry Award (GRIA) was part of the Commission’s long-running

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7
Aug 2018

Push for retail and fast food workers to report customer abuse

As Safety Demands Action Week kicks off of this week, the union representing retail and fast food workers will be present in stores across the country to empower workers to stand up against customer abuse by reporting all incidents and safety breaches at work. SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer said, “The national Safety Demands Action Week is an important opportunity

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30
Jun 2018

Don’t Bag Retail Staff – Queensland, Western Australia and Coles and Big W to go bag free on July 1

With Queensland, Western Australia, Coles and Big W stores nationwide banning the use of single use plastic bags on 1 July, the SDA is reminding customers to be prepared and that there’s no excuse for abusive behaviour to retail staff.   SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer said that to inform and prepare customers, the union has launched the ‘Don’t Bag

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30
Jun 2018

Unfair penalty rate cuts hit retail and fast food workers hard

The next round of penalty rates cuts, set to begin on July 1 for 700,000 Australians including hundreds of thousands of workers in retail and fast food were deeply unfair, did not create jobs, did not stimulate the economy and once again demonstrated why Australia needs to change the rules relating to work. SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer said that

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19
Jun 2018

Media Release | Don’t bag retail staff, as Woolworths plastic bags go tomorrow

  The union representing retail workers welcomes Woolworths’ decision to phase out single use plastic bags as of tomorrow, but reminds shoppers to remain respectful as part of it’s “Don’t Bag Retail Staff” campaign.   With the banning of single use plastic bags in Woolworths stores across Australia, the SDA has launched a special ‘Don’t Bag Retail Staff’ campaign as

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