Tag: pay

22
Mar 2020

ARA AND SDA CALL ON PRIME MINISTER TO DELIVER AUSTRALIAN RETAIL INDUSTRY RESCUE PACKAGE

MEDIA RELEASE – 22 March 2020 The Executive Director of the Australian Retailers Association, Russell Zimmerman, and the National Secretary of the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association, Gerard Dwyer, today called on the federal government to deliver an Australian Retail Industry Rescue Package, amid collapsing retail revenues due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Mr Zimmerman said the COVID-19 outbreak,

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12
Mar 2020

Congratulations to Woolworths – Statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary SDA

The SDA congratulates Woolworths for its decision to pay casual staff required to self-isolate as a consequence of COVID-19. The company is demonstrating corporate leadership and community responsibility as Australia comes to terms of this significant threat to the nation’s health and wellbeing. It is time for all other retailers to follow Woolworths’ lead. Small and medium retailers, who have

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24
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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24
Feb 2020

Coles Underpayments – Statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary SDA

The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) notes Coles acknowledgement that it has underpaid some of its salaried staff in its liquor and supermarket businesses. These underpayments have been uncovered as part of an industry wide audit initiated by the SDA in early November last year. That industry audit has involved the SDA approaching Coles and more than 100

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19
Feb 2020

Target underpayments – statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary SDA

Underpayment of wages is now a full blown epidemic. Today’s announcement from Target is a direct result of requests from the SDA last November that it and dozens of other firms in the retail sector audit their payrolls in light of Woolworths’ admission of underpayments to its staff. Many companies like Target are constructively engaging the SDA in this industry

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