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
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
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
Retail and fast food workers take another blow after modern award wage increase falls short Just one day after a timetable was set to slash the take home pay of over 700,000 workers earning weekend penalty rates, retail and fast food workers have received a 3.3% increase which is set to be eaten away by those cuts to penalty rates.
George Christensen MP’s recent announcement that he would be introducing a private members bill to protect penalty rates is a farcical stunt designed to grab headlines and deceive workers in his electorate into thinking he actually cares about their take home pay. SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer said that in an effort to save his political skin Mr Christensen was