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15
Dec 2020

SDA launches Federal Court action against McDonald’s over denial of rest breaks

Today the SDA – the union for fast food workers – will be filing action in the Federal Court for current and former McDonald’s workers against a McDonald’s Franchisee in South Australia. The SDA alleges that the McDonald’s Franchise deliberately denied workers paid drink and rest breaks. The SDA is seeking compensation for workers who did not get the breaks

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25
Nov 2020

Wage justice for junior workers – the SDA welcomes Fair Work Commission decision

Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA the union for retail,  fast food, warehouse and online retail workers The Fair Work Commission today handed down a decision on an application from the SDA, deciding that junior rates will no longer apply to workers at level 4 and above subject to the General Retail Award This is a big win for

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23
Nov 2020

SDA applauds the Andrews Government’s historic decision to underwrite casuals’ sick leave

Quotes from Michael Donovan, Victorian Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food, warehouse and online retail workers This is an historic move. The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association unreservedly welcomes this step by the Victorian government. It is a case of a good and responsible government stepping up where the Commonwealth and many employers have failed to

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20
Nov 2020

Retirement Income Review – Another attack on Women

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE | 20 November 2020 Here we go again. The Australian Services Union (ASU), Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) and the SDA, the Union for Retail, fast food and warehouse workers, represent over half a million working women in Australia. Our members are essential workers who have been at the centre of the response to the COVID-19

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17
Nov 2020

Lush underpayment decision highlights the value of union membership

Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food, warehouse and online retail employees The SDA acknowledges Lush’s decision to pay more than 3,000 current and former workers more than four million dollars in underpayments. This need never have occurred. If unions still had the right to conduct spot checks of company payrolls BB a right

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