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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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23
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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28
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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7
Aug 2018

Push for retail and fast food workers to report customer abuse

As Safety Demands Action Week kicks off of this week, the union representing retail and fast food workers will be present in stores across the country to empower workers to stand up against customer abuse by reporting all incidents and safety breaches at work. SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer said, “The national Safety Demands Action Week is an important opportunity

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30
Jun 2018

Don’t Bag Retail Staff – Queensland, Western Australia and Coles and Big W to go bag free on July 1

With Queensland, Western Australia, Coles and Big W stores nationwide banning the use of single use plastic bags on 1 July, the SDA is reminding customers to be prepared and that there’s no excuse for abusive behaviour to retail staff.   SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer said that to inform and prepare customers, the union has launched the ‘Don’t Bag

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