After a complex journey, McDonalds workers have approved a new enterprise bargaining agreement which improves penalty rates on late nights and weekends, makes it easier for casual employees to secure permanent work and provides a strong basis for future improvements. The agreement was approved with a 59% ‘yes’ vote versus a 41% ‘no’ vote, with over 50,000 McDonalds workers participating. The significant ‘no’ vote reflects the position taken by the SDA when
The SDA and United Voice appealed the Fair Work Commission’s decision to cut penalty rates for retail, fast food, hospitality and pharmacy workers through a judicial review in the Federal Court. Both unions put up a strong fight to reverse Sunday and public holiday penalty rate cuts but unfortunately, the Federal Court did not rule in our favour. The SDA
The SDA has condemned the Federal Government for publicly supporting the first of several penalty rate cuts for Australian retail, fast food and pharmacy workers which commence today. SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer said that it was appalling Malcolm Turnbull and his Government openly support the rolling cuts to penalty rates which would hurt some of the lowest paid workers
The SDA has today made application to the Federal Court for judicial review of the Fair Work Commission’s Penalty Rates Decision. This follows the FWC issuing determinations that cut penalty rates that apply to low paid workers in Retail, Fast Food and Pharmacy industries. SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer said that the objective of the appeal was to protect the
Retail and fast food workers take another blow after modern award wage increase falls short Just one day after a timetable was set to slash the take home pay of over 700,000 workers earning weekend penalty rates, retail and fast food workers have received a 3.3% increase which is set to be eaten away by those cuts to penalty rates.