Tag: wages

19
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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1
May 2020

SDA UNION WIN: Woolies commits to recognition payment

The SDA has been working hard to push for an essential service payment for frontline workers who continue to work during this pandemic. In good news today, Woolworths has announced its commitment to make a recognition payment to employees. It’s the right thing to do and the SDA welcomes Woolworths decision. This is a huge development in our push for

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30
Mar 2020

Media statement | Welcome JobKeeper Quotes from SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer.

30 March 2020 The SDA is pleased the Morrison government has heeded the call from unions and employers to introduce a wage subsidy to minimise the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 emergency. The JobKeeper payment will enable tens of thousands of retail and fast food workers to retain their jobs and put food on family table. The SDA, together

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30
Mar 2020

Media statement | The SDA applauds Costco’s COVID-19 payment to it workers

Statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary, the SDA: The SDA applauds Costco for its decision to pay all hourly employees an additional $3 per hour for hours worked for the five weeks from March 2nd to April 5th as well as $750 in total for salaried employees “in recognition of your hard work during this unprecedented time”. Other major supermarket chains, which

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30
Mar 2020

MEDIA RELEASE | ARA AND SDA CALL WELCOME THE PRIME MINISTER’S INITIATIVE ON WAGE SUPPORT FOR THE RETAIL SECTOR

The Australian Retailers Association and the SDA welcome the news that the Prime Minister is actively preparing wage support, including for the tens of thousands of retail employees who have or are at risk of being stood down as the government steps up shutdowns to address the COVID-19 emergency. As Mr Morrison says, everything that can be done should be

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