Tag: union

2
Dec 2021

Underpayments – Fair Work Ombudsman takes Coles to court for $115m

Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food warehouse and online retail workers This is yet another reminder that underpayments remain rife in the retail and service sectors, denying thousands of workers their legal entitlements. Too many companies have simply been getting their payroll responsibilities wrong. It is also a reminder that all companies

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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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25
Nov 2020

Wage justice for junior workers – the SDA welcomes Fair Work Commission decision

Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA the union for retail,  fast food, warehouse and online retail workers The Fair Work Commission today handed down a decision on an application from the SDA, deciding that junior rates will no longer apply to workers at level 4 and above subject to the General Retail Award This is a big win for

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17
Nov 2020

Lush underpayment decision highlights the value of union membership

Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food, warehouse and online retail employees The SDA acknowledges Lush’s decision to pay more than 3,000 current and former workers more than four million dollars in underpayments. This need never have occurred. If unions still had the right to conduct spot checks of company payrolls BB a right

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2
Jul 2020

MEDIA RELEASE | Essential workers yesterday, wages cut today

The SDA is deeply disappointed at the decision of the Fair Work Commission to punish retail workers by cutting their penalty rates as they risk their heath and safety to provide essential services for the rest of the community. The FWC today denied an application from the the SDA to delay cuts to penalty rates until February when the already

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