Sep 2019

Disappointment for Kmart workers as Fair Work Commission fails to approve EBA

In a disappointing move for Kmart workers across the country, the Fair Work Commission has today rejected the proposed enterprise agreement – an agreement which would have delivered pay rises across the board while also protecting, and improving, workers’ hard-won conditions. The agreement was rejected primarily on the basis of voting technicalities going to who was and wasn’t entitled to

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Aug 2019

Ripped off working at Subway? The SDA can help.

The SDA has become aware of reports that Australian workers are being underpaid by some Subway franchisees. If you are concerned you have been underpaid by Subway we encourage you to visit our website and fill out the form. All workers deserve fair wages and conditions. The SDA is the union for retail, fast-food and warehouse workers. We secure the

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Jul 2019

SDA union hosts second national roundtable to tackle customer abuse epidemic in retail and fast food

Today the SDA will host a second roundtable with the National Retail Association (NRA) and the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) to tackle the customer abuse epidemic in retail and fast food outlets across the country. The National Customer Abuse & Violence Industry Roundtable will bring together major employers, industry peak bodies, NGOs and government organisations from across Australia to discuss

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Jul 2019

MEDIA STATEMENT | Closure of Big W stores in Sydney

When the 3-year restructure plans were announced in April, the SDA immediately begun consulting with members across Big W stores around Australia to ensure workers had the representation and support they needed.   We note that the stores will not be closing for approximately 6 months from the time of notice. The SDA will be using this time to work

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Jun 2019

Unfair penalty rate cuts hit retail and fast food workers for the third time

700,000 Australian workers will again receive a massive, unfair cut to their take home pay as the third round of penalty rate cuts commence on July 1, even though previous cuts have not created jobs nor simulated the economy as promised by the Morrison Government and business community. SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer said the massive, unfair cuts to take

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