Apr 2013

Younger workers look to government to back full pay for 18+ year olds

Australia’s younger workers are today looking to the Federal Government to show its support for them by committing to support payment of full adult rates for 18-20 year olds.   Young workers will converge on Parliament House in Canberra today to launch the 100% Pay at 18+campaign – a campaign aimed at achieving fair pay for workers aged 18 and

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Mar 2013

SDA Applauds retention of penalty rates for retail and fast food workers

The Shop Distributive and Allied Employees’ (SDA) Union has hailed today’s Full Bench Decision in the Fair Work Commission to retain the existing penalty rates for retail, fast food and hairdressing employees, as part of the two year review of Modern Awards.   The SDA ran a huge case in defence of penalty rates, in response to twelve employer applications

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