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Working in Hot Weather

When it comes to hot weather, workplaces don’t have to be below a specific temperature but employers have to ensure they provide a healthy and safe work environment. During hot weather employers should allow greater flexibility within the workplace to minimise the effects of extreme heat on workers. Check with your SDA Delegate or Health…

Australia Day 2019

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Australia Day Public Holiday 2019 In 2019 Australia Day falls on Saturday 26 January and the public holiday will be substituted for Monday 28 January. Saturday 26 January is a normal trading day. You may still arrange to have the Saturday off but it may need to be taken as annual leave…

New Woolworths Agreement approved by Fair Work Commission

Great news for Woolies workers – new Agreement approved by Fair Work Commission! New Woolworths Supermarkets Agreement approved by Fair Work Commission The new Woolworths Agreement has now been approved by the Fair Work Commission (FWC). This is an excellent outcome for Woolworths workers who will now have: * Protected take-home pay; * Improved penalty…

New family & domestic violence leave in National Employment Standards

From today all employees will have access to 5 days unpaid family and domestic violence leave. The new leave for employees experiencing family and domestic violence has now been introduced into the National Employment Standards which covers all employees regardless of what industry you work in. This is an important step to help address family…

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