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23
Sep 2015

PM move strip weekend penalty rates would devastate vulnerable families

The new Prime Minister’s refusal today to rule out cuts to weekend workers’ take home is slap in the face for to the tens of thousands of workers who rely on penalty rates to make ends meet. Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association National Secretary, Gerard Dwyer said Malcolm Turnbull’s claim in an interview today that slashing weekend penalty rates

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8
Sep 2015

Hotline for 7/11 Workers

The SDA is supporting 7-Eleven employees by helping them to recover their legal entitlements. The SDA will also ensure you are protected if you come forward with evidence of an underpayment. If you or someone you know works at 7-Eleven and has been underpaid or denied penalty rates – the SDA can help. Any 7-Eleven worker can call the hotline

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8
Aug 2015

Penalty rates cut would devastate regional economies: research

Regional Australia would take an economic hit of up to $1.55 billion every year if penalty rates are scrapped, research released by two of Australia’s largest union today has found. The research conducted by the McKell Institute reveals that retail and hospitality workers in rural Australia would lose between $370 million and $1.55 billion each year. The economic modelling shows

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5
Aug 2015

Polish Government to award Joe de Bruyn top honour

Joe de Bruyn, the SDA’s former National Secretary, will receive a high award from the President of the Republic of Poland at a ceremony in Melbourne on Thursday, 6 August. Mr de Bruyn will be awarded one of Poland’s highest honours – the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Polish Republic – by the Consul General, Republic

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4
Aug 2015

Productivity Commission recommends creating second-class workforce

A second-class workforce would be created if the Productivity Commission recommendation to create a two-tiered penalty rates system is adopted by the Federal Government. The Federal Government’s Productivity Commission initial report, released today, recommends cutting penalty rates for workers in ‘non-skilled or semi-skilled’ industries such as retail, fast food and hospitality. Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association National Secretary, Gerard

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