Tag: retail

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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13
May 2019

Models win private changerooms at this year’s Fashion Week

Models working at this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) have finally won private changing areas for the first time in the history of the event. This follows calls from the SDA – the union for models, for private change areas for models at Fashion Week. The SDA congratulated Fashion Week’s event organisers IMG for undertaking this important initiative which

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11
Aug 2017

What you need to do when an abusive or violent customer comes into your store.

This week, during Safety Demands Action Week, SDA Union Delegates, Health & Safety Reps and Organisers were out in stores talking to workers about health and safety in their store. Customer abuse and violence is serious health and safety concern for retail and fast food workers across the country. This week we’re focusing on the importance of reporting incidents of

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