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Securing a new Best & Less Agreement for improved pay and conditions

SDA Organisers are out in stores with important information about your pay and conditions in the proposed Best & Less Stores Agreement.

Following extensive negotiations between the SDA and Best & Less, a proposed new Best & Less Agreement is ready for you to consider. Best & Less employees will then vote on whether or not to accept the proposed Agreement.

Supporting the proposed Best & Less Agreement will help secure:

  • Better wages
  • Fairer rostering – for your work/life balance
  • Your hard-won SDA Union conditions

There are also a range of new rights won including:

  • Adult rates of pay for all 20 year olds
  • First Aid allowance
  • Increased penalty rates for casuals
  • Compassionate leave extended to team members who experience a miscarriage or stillbirth

Please take the time to read through all the information provided to you so you can make an informed decision about what is best for you when voting begins. Voting will take place online from 19 February to 25 February 2024.

Remember, you have the final say. No new agreement can be put in place without a majority yes vote.

Keep an eye out for SDA Organisers in your store over the coming weeks and don’t hesitate to ask any questions. You can also direct questions to your SDA Delegate or Shop Steward in your store.


Click Here to Read the Summary Document

SDA & Best & Less to bargain for new Best & Less Agreement

Your pay and conditions are set out by the Best and Less Enterprise Agreement 2018 which has nominally expired.

The Albanese Government recently passed the Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill in Federal Parliament which aims to make bargaining for new agreements easier.

In good news for Best & Less members, the SDA has initiated the bargaining process with Best & Less.

This is a positive step towards securing improvements to your pay and conditions over the next few years.

The SDA is committed to a thorough bargaining process and the first step is surveying all SDA members at Best & Less about the workplace issues that matter to you and engaging SDA Delegates across the country.

It’s incredibly important that you have a say before any negotiations begin and we will take your feedback from the survey to form a log of claims to take to the Company.

Once a log of claims is finalised, negotiation meetings with Best & Less will begin.

Remember, you have the final say in any new Agreement which would be put to Best & Less workers in a nationwide ballot. No new Agreement can be put in place without a majority yes vote in a ballot.

As part of bargaining, you should receive a Notice of Employee Representational Rights (NERR) – the SDA is your union and will represent you in negotiations.

As an SDA member, we ask for your support as we look to start bargaining to ensure we can secure important improvements to your pay and conditions.

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