Tag: union

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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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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Jun 2020

Unfair and unjust – retail workers frontline efforts rewarded with a pay freeze

Media statement | 19 June 2020 Statement on the Fair Work Commission’s Minimum Wage Decision – Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA A wage freeze for the next seven months is no way to thank those brave retail workers who continued to serve the Australian community during the height of the COVID crisis, risking their health and safety to ensure

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Jun 2020

Retail Change Rooms 10-point Safety Plan

As COVID-19 restrictions are gradually relaxed across the country and shops and shopping centres continue to get busier, it is important that our retail workers’ health and safety is appropriately addressed, and new measures are introduced to ensure workplaces are safe. After several concerns were raised from members about returning to work in retail, we have been working with Safe

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May 2020

SDA Shopping Centre 10-point health and safety plan

Media statement | 14 May 2020 As governments start to lift their COVID-19 lockdowns, retail workers in clothing, department and other stores are readying themselves to return to work as long as it is safe to do so. Shopping centres are where many of us meet as a community, but to have confidence shoppers need to know that that their

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