Tag: retail workers

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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May 2018

Media Release | Kmart delegates overwhelmingly endorse proposed EBA

At meetings across Australia today, Kmart workplace delegates overwhelmingly endorsed a proposed package for a new enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA) that will protect existing employee’s higher rates of pay, contain full award penalty rates, provide pay rises for all, a $450 bonus payment, two days paid domestic violence leave and preserve above award conditions. SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer said

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Jul 2017

SDA and Coles begin negotiations

Today the SDA met with Coles to begin negotiations for a new Coles Agreement and the Company provided their opening position. Tomorrow, we’ll be taking our list of claims to the Company. Over the last week, Coles SDA Delegates from across the country came together to discuss our approach to negotiations. During those meetings, SDA Delegates passed resolutions which support

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May 2017

Paid Parental Leave Protected for retail workers!

The Liberal Government has backed down from cuts to paid parental leave following pressure from unions, including the SDA. This is great news for retail workers who would have been some of the hardest hit by their proposed changes. The Liberal Government has tried to slash Paid Parental Leave four times in four years – which would have disadvantaged retail

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