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Jun 2018

Statement in response to Daily Telegraph article ‘Snooze we lose – young Aussies join shirk force’ 2/6/18

Statement in response to Daily Telegraph article ‘Snooze we lose – young Aussies join shirk force’ 4/6/18   Today’s claims that young Australians are averse to working early mornings, or are averse to hard work at all, is completely out of touch.   The reality is that everyday, millions of young Australians join their older colleagues in rising early to

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Jun 2018

Minimum wage increase a step in the right direction for low paid workers

The SDA, the union for workers in retail and fast food welcomed today’s national minimum wage decision, announced by the Fair Work Commission as a step in the right direction, and said it demonstrated that the union movement’s arguments on the importance of lifting wages were gaining traction.   SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer said that the minimum wage increase

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29
May 2018

Media Release | Kmart delegates overwhelmingly endorse proposed EBA

At meetings across Australia today, Kmart workplace delegates overwhelmingly endorsed a proposed package for a new enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA) that will protect existing employee’s higher rates of pay, contain full award penalty rates, provide pay rises for all, a $450 bonus payment, two days paid domestic violence leave and preserve above award conditions. SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer said

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May 2018

Bunnings introduce improvements to parental leave advocated by the SDA

Bunnings recently updated their company parental leave policy which includes a range of improvements for workers.   This is a fantastic outcome for workers, as the SDA has consistently advocated for improvements to parental leave at Bunnings for many years.   The new policy will apply to Bunnings workers who take leave from 1 March 2018.   Securing policies such

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23
Apr 2018

Five years on, one of world’s worst industrial disasters

MEDIA ALERT 11AM WHEN:   TODAY, 11am WHERE: Bourke St Mall, Cnr Bourke St and Swanston St, VIC WHO: SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer SDA Victoria Branch Secretary Michael Donovan Retail workers WHAT:   Commemorating Rana Plaza industrial disaster   The SDA will today commemorate the five-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse that claimed over 1,000 lives in Bangladesh. The

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