Tag: health and safety

Mar 2022

Urgent law reform needed to prevent sexual harassment at work

The Power to Prevent Coalition is calling on the Australian Government to act now to prevent sexual harassment at work by implementing all remaining recommendations of the Respect@Work report. In a formal submission to the Government’s consultation process which closed today, the Coalition has highlighted eight legislative reforms that can deliver on the Respect@Work plan for safe and gender-equal workplaces

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Jul 2021

Retail workers welcome wage support – calls for priority vaccination for retail workers

Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA, the union for retail, fast food, warehouse and online retail workers The SDA welcomes the decision of the Prime Minister and the NSW Premier to extend and enhance payments to workers who have had their hours reduced or lost jobs as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown. It would help if there

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May 2021

SDA takes McDonald’s Franchise to the Federal Court for substituting paid breaks for free soft drinks.

The South Australian Branch of the SDA – the union for fast food workers – has lodged a landmark case against a third South Australian McDonald’s Franchisee in the Federal Court. On behalf of 25 current and former McDonald’s workers, the SDA is alleging that IA & DM Robson Pty Ltd deliberately denied workers paid rest and drink breaks. IA

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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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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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