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17
Nov 2020

Lush underpayment decision highlights the value of union membership

Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food, warehouse and online retail employees The SDA acknowledges Lush’s decision to pay more than 3,000 current and former workers more than four million dollars in underpayments. This need never have occurred. If unions still had the right to conduct spot checks of company payrolls BB a right

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27
Oct 2020

Shoppers should respect retail workers as Victoria opens up

Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food, warehouse and online retail workers All Victorians deserve congratulations for bringing the state’s second wave of COVID-19 to heel. After months of lockdown restrictions, they will naturally welcome the opportunity to start shopping again, especially with the festive season around the corner. Months of pent up

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26
Aug 2020

ALTERATION TO NATIONAL RULES- 260820

26 August 2020 ALTERATION TO SDA NATIONAL RULES Members of the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association are advised as required by Regulation 126 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Regulations 2009 that a Notice setting out particulars of an alteration made to the National Rules of the SDA, namely by adoption of a new Rule 7A – Virtual Meetings

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2
Jul 2020

MEDIA RELEASE | Essential workers yesterday, wages cut today

The SDA is deeply disappointed at the decision of the Fair Work Commission to punish retail workers by cutting their penalty rates as they risk their heath and safety to provide essential services for the rest of the community. The FWC today denied an application from the the SDA to delay cuts to penalty rates until February when the already

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25
Jun 2020

COVID-19 shopping centres and health advice – a victory for commonsense

Media statement | 25 June 2020  Statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA – the union for retail, warehouse and fast food workers The SDA welcomes the decision of the Andrews government, with the support of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia, to strengthen health advice to people presenting at COVID testing stations at Victorian shopping centres. As a

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