Tag: retail workers

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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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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29
May 2018

Media Release | Kmart delegates overwhelmingly endorse proposed EBA

At meetings across Australia today, Kmart workplace delegates overwhelmingly endorsed a proposed package for a new enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA) that will protect existing employee’s higher rates of pay, contain full award penalty rates, provide pay rises for all, a $450 bonus payment, two days paid domestic violence leave and preserve above award conditions. SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer said

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