Tag: retail and fast food union

24
Feb 2020

Coles Underpayments – Statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary SDA

The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) notes Coles acknowledgement that it has underpaid some of its salaried staff in its liquor and supermarket businesses. These underpayments have been uncovered as part of an industry wide audit initiated by the SDA in early November last year. That industry audit has involved the SDA approaching Coles and more than 100

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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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11
Dec 2019

Media Release: No Happy Christmas for Harris Scarfe workers as the company goes into administration

Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, SDA National Secretary SDA – the union representing workers at Harris Scarfe — is deeply concerned at the news that the firm has been placed in voluntary administration. It is yet another reminder that private equity companies have no long term interest in retail and the employees in our industry- first Myer, then Dick Smith, now

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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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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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