Tag: retail and fast food union

28
Jun 2019

Unfair penalty rate cuts hit retail and fast food workers for the third time

700,000 Australian workers will again receive a massive, unfair cut to their take home pay as the third round of penalty rate cuts commence on July 1, even though previous cuts have not created jobs nor simulated the economy as promised by the Morrison Government and business community. SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer said the massive, unfair cuts to take

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30
May 2019

Wage increase welcome, but more needs to be done

The SDA, the union for workers in retail, fast food and warehousing welcomes the Fair Work Commission’s decision to increase the minimum wage and modern award rates by 3%, but at a time of historic low wage growth and cuts to penalty rates, stressed that more needs to be done to lift wages and strengthen local economies. SDA National Secretary Gerard

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1
May 2019

Bunnings workers vote ‘yes’ to new enterprise agreement

Bunnings workers have delivered a strong 76.7% ‘yes’ vote to a new enterprise agreement which improves penalty rates, locks in pay rises and provides better job security for part time and casual workers. The ballot, which closed on Monday night saw 59.7% (21,439) of Bunnings workers turn out to vote on the new agreement with 16,443 (76.7%) voting ‘yes’. The

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10
Oct 2017

Penalty rates appeal: Our workplace laws are broken. We need to Change to Rules to protect your pay.

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

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4
Jul 2017

SDA and Coles begin negotiations

Today the SDA met with Coles to begin negotiations for a new Coles Agreement and the Company provided their opening position. Tomorrow, we’ll be taking our list of claims to the Company. Over the last week, Coles SDA Delegates from across the country came together to discuss our approach to negotiations. During those meetings, SDA Delegates passed resolutions which support

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