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Month: May 2019

Union won: pay rise for workers on 1 July

Today the Fair Work Commission handed down the Annual Wage Review decision. On 1 July 2019 workers on the minimum wage and workers covered by a Modern Award will receive a 3% pay rise. This includes the Award for workers in retail, fast food and pharmacy. This pay increase is thanks to SDA union members…

Wage increase welcome, but more needs to be done

The SDA, the union for workers in retail, fast food and warehousing welcomes the Fair Work Commission’s decision to increase the minimum wage and modern award rates by 3%, but at a time of historic low wage growth and cuts to penalty rates, stressed that more needs to be done to lift wages and strengthen local…

Penalty rates: How much are you set to lose this election?

Penalty rates is a key election issue and there is a lot at stake. As the cost of living continues to rise, wages are stagnating and retail, fast food & pharmacy workers are feeling the pressure of cuts to penalty rates. It is hurting workers, their families and our economy. To stop Australia from having…

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