Tag: wages

11
Jun 2021

No excuses – economy demands a “fair” pay rise for the low paid

SDA MEDIA RELEASE 11 June 2021 Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food, warehouse and online retail workers Australia’s economic performance – the envy of the world according to Scott Morrison – is proof positive that Australia’s lowest paid workers deserve a substantial pay rise as the Fair Work Commission concludes its Annual

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1
Feb 2021

Retail workers pay the price for COVID pandemic sacrifice

Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food and online retail workers For seven months, hundreds of thousands low paid frontline workers have endured a Morrison government endorsed pay cut while some company executives have been paying themselves bonuses with taxpayer money which they should not have received. Only today a dark chapter will finally

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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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