Tag: award

Jun 2021

Minimum wage increase – a pay rise delayed is wage justice denied

16 June 2021 Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food, warehouse and online retail workers The SDA welcomes the Fair Work Commission’s decision to increase wages for Australia’s lowest paid workers by 2.5 percent, a rise of $20.70 per week for retail employees. This has been achieved despite demands for a zero increase

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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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Jul 2020

MEDIA RELEASE | Essential workers yesterday, wages cut today

The SDA is deeply disappointed at the decision of the Fair Work Commission to punish retail workers by cutting their penalty rates as they risk their heath and safety to provide essential services for the rest of the community. The FWC today denied an application from the the SDA to delay cuts to penalty rates until February when the already

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Jun 2020

Unfair and unjust – retail workers frontline efforts rewarded with a pay freeze

Media statement | 19 June 2020 Statement on the Fair Work Commission’s Minimum Wage Decision – Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA A wage freeze for the next seven months is no way to thank those brave retail workers who continued to serve the Australian community during the height of the COVID crisis, risking their health and safety to ensure

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Feb 2020

BCF – not fun: statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary SDA

Here we go again. Now, it is the turn of the Super Retail Group (BCF, Rebel, Supercheap Auto and Macpac) to acknowledge wage underpayments to the tune of a further $8 million, adding to the $52 million uncovered last year. Just this week, we have seen Coles, Target and now Super Retail admitting millions of dollars in underpayments going back

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