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21
Nov 2019

Win for Costco workers as new agreement approved

In a big win for the country’s over 3,150 Costco workers, a new agreement delivering wage increases and improved conditions has been approved by the Fair Work Commission.   The Fair Work Commission approved the new Costco enterprise agreement on Monday 20 November. The agreement will come into effect from Wednesday 27 November.   SDA – the union for retail,

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12
Nov 2019

Big win for Kmart workers as union appeal successful

Media statement | 12 November 2019 More than 32,000 Kmart workers across the country are a big step closer to receiving the improved pay and conditions they deserve after the SDA’s appeal against the Fair Work Commission’s recent disappointing decision not to approve the Kmart Agreement was successful. The SDA – the union for retail, fast-food and warehouse workers –

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14
Oct 2019

Your Safety Demands Action – No One Deserves A Serve

Safety Demands Action Week is here! Throughout the week, the SDA will be focusing on your safety and how abusive and violent customer behaviour is one of the most important workplace health and safety issues that needs to be addressed. Since the SDA launched our No One Deserves A Serve campaign, we have made really important progress creating awareness and bringing employers

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14
Oct 2019

MEDIA RELEASE | Industry first – major employers, shopping centres and unions pledge to eradicate customer abuse for good

In an industry first, retail and fast food employers, peak retailer groups, shopping centres, regulators, government and unions are joining forces to eradicate customer abuse in Australian shops. The SDA’s industry statement has been signed by a range of industry groups including the National Retailer Association, the Australian Retailers Association. The statement has also been signed by major employers including

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30
Sep 2019

Media Statement: McDonald’s enterprise agreement withdrawal disappointing

Statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary of the SDA – the union for retail, fast food and warehouse workers: “The SDA is extremely disappointed that McDonald’s has today withdrawn the proposed enterprise agreement from the registration process before the Fair Work Commission. “The proposed agreement was reached after lengthy negotiations between the parties and while a full agreement wasn’t reached

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