Tag: retail

7
Jul 2017

Are you losing out on money at work? Important information for retail & fast food workers.

It doesn’t matter how old you are, if you’re on check-out or drive-thru or whether you’re full-time or casual – you must be paid for all work done. Your employer is legally bound to pay you for all work done. It’s not optional – it’s the law! The SDA is helping more and more members who are being short-changed. In

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6
Jul 2017

Unions win important step for casual worker rights

In good news for casual workers, unions have won an important case to help secure better rights for casual workers. Unions, including the SDA, are working hard to address the growing problem of casual work and casualisation of Australia’s workforce. We need to provide casual workers with stronger rights and better job security. Over many years unions, including the SDA,

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30
Jun 2017

Rolling pay cuts for 700,000 Australians commence today, Federal Government should be deeply ashamed

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

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23
Jun 2017

SDA appeals Fair Work decision on cutting penalty rates for retail & fast food 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

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6
Jun 2017

What does the minimum wage increase mean for retail & fast food workers?

The Fair Work Commission has handed down the Annual Wage Case, which determines the annual pay rise for workers covered by Modern Awards. What does this mean for workers covered by Awards? In 2017, the Fair Work Commission determined a 3.3% increase to the National Minimum Wage and a 3.3% increase to Modern Awards which cover retail, fast food and

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