Tag: minimum wage

1
Feb 2021

Retail workers pay the price for COVID pandemic sacrifice

Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food and online retail workers For seven months, hundreds of thousands low paid frontline workers have endured a Morrison government endorsed pay cut while some company executives have been paying themselves bonuses with taxpayer money which they should not have received. Only today a dark chapter will finally

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23
Nov 2020

SDA applauds the Andrews Government’s historic decision to underwrite casuals’ sick leave

Quotes from Michael Donovan, Victorian Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food, warehouse and online retail workers This is an historic move. The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association unreservedly welcomes this step by the Victorian government. It is a case of a good and responsible government stepping up where the Commonwealth and many employers have failed to

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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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12
Mar 2020

Congratulations to Woolworths – Statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary SDA

The SDA congratulates Woolworths for its decision to pay casual staff required to self-isolate as a consequence of COVID-19. The company is demonstrating corporate leadership and community responsibility as Australia comes to terms of this significant threat to the nation’s health and wellbeing. It is time for all other retailers to follow Woolworths’ lead. Small and medium retailers, who have

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