Tag: penalty rates

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
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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30
Sep 2019

Media Statement: McDonald’s enterprise agreement withdrawal disappointing

Statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary of the SDA – the union for retail, fast food and warehouse workers: “The SDA is extremely disappointed that McDonald’s has today withdrawn the proposed enterprise agreement from the registration process before the Fair Work Commission. “The proposed agreement was reached after lengthy negotiations between the parties and while a full agreement wasn’t reached

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2
Sep 2019

Disappointment for Kmart workers as Fair Work Commission fails to approve EBA

In a disappointing move for Kmart workers across the country, the Fair Work Commission has today rejected the proposed enterprise agreement – an agreement which would have delivered pay rises across the board while also protecting, and improving, workers’ hard-won conditions. The agreement was rejected primarily on the basis of voting technicalities going to who was and wasn’t entitled to

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