Tag: minimum wage

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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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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12
Nov 2019

Big win for Kmart workers as union appeal successful

Media statement | 12 November 2019 More than 32,000 Kmart workers across the country are a big step closer to receiving the improved pay and conditions they deserve after the SDA’s appeal against the Fair Work Commission’s recent disappointing decision not to approve the Kmart Agreement was successful. The SDA – the union for retail, fast-food and warehouse workers –

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