Tag: retail

13
Dec 2022

SDA urges shoppers respect workers ahead of the holiday season

The union representing retail, fast food and warehousing workers is urging shoppers to stay calm and be respectful of workers as we enter the busy Christmas holiday season. SDA National Secretary, Gerard Dwyer said, “We know that Christmas is always a busy time for everyone, as the pressure builds up getting ready for end of season festivities. But even with

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7
Apr 2022

RETAIL WAGE INCREASE WOULD EASE COST OF LIVING PRESSURE AND BENEFIT REGIONAL ECONOMIES

A National Wage Case increase would be a shot in the arm for regional retail workers, regional retail workers and their communities, according to new modelling released today by the SDA. The ACTU is seeking a five per cent increase to the minimum wage for lower income workers including those in retail and fast food jobs. New modelling by independent

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23
Mar 2022

MEDIA RELEASE | SDA’s Supersized McLawsuit In front of Federal Court Judge amid 2 new claims

The SDA’s – the union for fast food workers – landmark Federal Court claims against McDonald’s over the deliberate denial of paid 10-minute breaks will be in front of a Federal Court Judge today. The SDA is alleging McDonald’s Australia has been complicit in the systemic exploitation of workers and misrepresentation of their rights across company-owned and franchisee-run restaurants. The

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13
Jul 2021

JobKeeper 2.0 a must – priority vaccination for retail workers essential

Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food, warehouse and online retail workers As New South Wales faces the prospect of a protracted lockdown, the Morrison government must introduce JobKeeper 2.0 to enable workers to put food on the table and to protect them as well as the broader community from the enhanced dangers

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17
Jun 2021

Minimum wage increase – a pay rise delayed is wage justice denied

16 June 2021 Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food, warehouse and online retail workers The SDA welcomes the Fair Work Commission’s decision to increase wages for Australia’s lowest paid workers by 2.5 percent, a rise of $20.70 per week for retail employees. This has been achieved despite demands for a zero increase

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