Tag: award

2
Jul 2020

MEDIA RELEASE | Essential workers yesterday, wages cut today

The SDA is deeply disappointed at the decision of the Fair Work Commission to punish retail workers by cutting their penalty rates as they risk their heath and safety to provide essential services for the rest of the community. The FWC today denied an application from the the SDA to delay cuts to penalty rates until February when the already

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19
Jun 2020

Unfair and unjust – retail workers frontline efforts rewarded with a pay freeze

Media statement | 19 June 2020 Statement on the Fair Work Commission’s Minimum Wage Decision – Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA A wage freeze for the next seven months is no way to thank those brave retail workers who continued to serve the Australian community during the height of the COVID crisis, risking their health and safety to ensure

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24
Feb 2020

BCF – not fun: statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary SDA

Here we go again. Now, it is the turn of the Super Retail Group (BCF, Rebel, Supercheap Auto and Macpac) to acknowledge wage underpayments to the tune of a further $8 million, adding to the $52 million uncovered last year. Just this week, we have seen Coles, Target and now Super Retail admitting millions of dollars in underpayments going back

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24
Feb 2020

Coles Underpayments – Statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary SDA

The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) notes Coles acknowledgement that it has underpaid some of its salaried staff in its liquor and supermarket businesses. These underpayments have been uncovered as part of an industry wide audit initiated by the SDA in early November last year. That industry audit has involved the SDA approaching Coles and more than 100

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19
Feb 2020

Target underpayments – statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary SDA

Underpayment of wages is now a full blown epidemic. Today’s announcement from Target is a direct result of requests from the SDA last November that it and dozens of other firms in the retail sector audit their payrolls in light of Woolworths’ admission of underpayments to its staff. Many companies like Target are constructively engaging the SDA in this industry

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