May 2019

Bunnings workers vote ‘yes’ to new enterprise agreement

Bunnings workers have delivered a strong 76.7% ‘yes’ vote to a new enterprise agreement which improves penalty rates, locks in pay rises and provides better job security for part time and casual workers. The ballot, which closed on Monday night saw 59.7% (21,439) of Bunnings workers turn out to vote on the new agreement with 16,443 (76.7%) voting ‘yes’. The

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Dec 2018

Media Release | This has got to stop. Fast food workers must be treated with respect

This has got to stop. Fast food workers must be treated with respect   The SDA – the union for workers in retail and fast food is calling on the public to treat fast workers with respect during the busy Christmas period as part of its ongoing ‘No One Deserves A Serve’ campaign, which launches a new advertising blitz today.

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Dec 2018

Kmart workers overwhelmingly vote ‘yes’ to new agreement

A new enterprise bargaining agreement that protects take home pay and locks in hard won SDA conditions has received an overwhelming 91.7% yes vote from 32,000 Kmart workers. 72% (23,000) of Kmart workers participated in the vote and 21,000 voted yes. SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer said that the strong outcome was a great win for Kmart workers and reflected

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Oct 2018

Media Release | Woolworths agreement receives 93% yes vote

Woolworths agreement receives 93% yes vote   Woolworths workers vote yes – an overwhelmingly 93% ‘yes’ vote has been cast in support of the new Woolworths agreement. Almost 68,000 Woolworths workers across Australia participated in the ballot. The overwhelmingly ‘yes’ vote endorses a new enterprise agreement that protects take home pay, improves penalty rates, secures hard-won SDA conditions and ensures

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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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