Tag: retail union

May 2019

Wage increase welcome, but more needs to be done

The SDA, the union for workers in retail, fast food and warehousing welcomes the Fair Work Commission’s decision to increase the minimum wage and modern award rates by 3%, but at a time of historic low wage growth and cuts to penalty rates, stressed that more needs to be done to lift wages and strengthen local economies. SDA National Secretary Gerard

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May 2019

Bunnings workers vote ‘yes’ to new enterprise agreement

Bunnings workers have delivered a strong 76.7% ‘yes’ vote to a new enterprise agreement which improves penalty rates, locks in pay rises and provides better job security for part time and casual workers. The ballot, which closed on Monday night saw 59.7% (21,439) of Bunnings workers turn out to vote on the new agreement with 16,443 (76.7%) voting ‘yes’. The

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Dec 2017

Media Statement | Woolworths – Jack Butler Enterprise Bargaining Agreement

Woolworths – Jack Butler Enterprise Bargaining Agreement  The SDA has been concerned about recent misreporting of the Woolworths – Jack Butler Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) which applies to workers at dedicated online supermarkets. Contrary to recent claims in the media the SDA has secured wages and conditions superior to the retail Award for workers in Woolworths online stores through the

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Oct 2017

Penalty rates appeal: Our workplace laws are broken. We need to Change to Rules to protect your pay.

The SDA and United Voice appealed the Fair Work Commission’s decision to cut penalty rates for retail, fast food, hospitality and pharmacy workers through a judicial review in the Federal Court. Both unions put up a strong fight to reverse Sunday and public holiday penalty rate cuts but unfortunately, the Federal Court did not rule in our favour. The SDA

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Aug 2017

Abuse & violence: shocking stories from retail & fast food workers

Sadly, dealing with abusive and violent customers is increasingly becoming the norm for retail and fast food workers. The SDA, the Union for workers in retail and fast food, is concerned about the immediate and long-term health and safety risks for workers. Following extensive surveying of workers in the industries, the Union hopes to tackle this issue to make workplaces

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