Tag: sda union members

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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31
Mar 2022

Retailers call for a wage freeze for low paid workers a “disgrace”

Quotes from Gerard Dwyer National Secretary the SDA the union for retail, warehouse, online retail and fast food, workers “Low paid, frontline workers have seen their wages going backwards for a decade. “Now as some of the lowest paid workers struggle with the skyrocketing cost of living, as they struggle with rising food prices and the cost of other essentials,

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14
Feb 2022

17 year old takes on Subway’s Zombie Agreement at the Fair Work Commission

12 February 2022 Chantelle Zentveld, who recently turned 17, has lodged an application in the Fair Work Commission to terminate the non-union Enterprise Agreement under which a cluster of 60 Subway employers operate. That Agreement was approved back in 2011 and its nominal expiry date was back in 2015. These non-union Zombie agreements between employers and their workers mean that

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31
Jan 2022

Maccas Workers Lodge Supersized Legal Action Against Fast Food Giant

The SDA – one of Australia’s largest unions – has lodged a groundbreaking claim in the Federal Court against global fast food chain, McDonald’s Australia for deliberately denying workers paid rest breaks and misleading workers about their rights. The claim, on behalf of 338 current and former McDonald’s crew employed across 92 McDonald’s restaurants directly owned and operated by McDonald’s

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15
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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