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15
Aug 2017

Pay rises at ALDI

Unions have just won a 3.3% pay rise to the minimum wage and Modern Award wages through the Fair Work Commission’s Annual Wage Review. Securing a fair and decent wage for retail and warehouse workers is our core business here at the SDA. Pay rates for employees are reviewed each year as part of ALDI’s remuneration review, however an increase

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15
Aug 2017

Woolworths Update for SDA members

SDA seeks administrative increase for Woolworths employees The SDA continues to ensure all Woolworths employees get a fair go at work by providing information, representation and advice to members. Unfortunately, negotiations for a new Woolworths Agreement continue to be delayed. This is due to the Fair Work Commission’s lengthy penalty rates case which resulted in cuts to penalty rates in

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11
Aug 2017

What you need to do when an abusive or violent customer comes into your store.

This week, during Safety Demands Action Week, SDA Union Delegates, Health & Safety Reps and Organisers were out in stores talking to workers about health and safety in their store. Customer abuse and violence is serious health and safety concern for retail and fast food workers across the country. This week we’re focusing on the importance of reporting incidents of

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10
Aug 2017

Help us win a case in the Fair Work Commission for all parents and carers

The nature of work and families has changed significantly in the last two decades. Most families must now have two incomes to survive, but there are times when family life must come first. We need your help to win a case in the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to give you access to reduced hours while you have significant caring/parenting responsibilities.

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8
Aug 2017

Abuse & violence: shocking stories from retail & fast food workers

Sadly, dealing with abusive and violent customers is increasingly becoming the norm for retail and fast food workers. The SDA, the Union for workers in retail and fast food, is concerned about the immediate and long-term health and safety risks for workers. Following extensive surveying of workers in the industries, the Union hopes to tackle this issue to make workplaces

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