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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…

MEDIA RELEASE | Maurice Blackburn and the SDA welcome recovery of $173 million in wages stolen from 7-ELEVEN employees

Leading law firm Maurice Blackburn Lawyers and the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association (SDA) today welcomed news that 7-ELEVEN paid back more than $173 million in stolen wages but warned underpayment remained rife in industries that employed large migrant workforces. SDA National Secretary Gerard O’Dwyer said the union was very pleased more than 4000…

Shoppers should respect retail workers as Victoria opens up

Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food, warehouse and online retail workers All Victorians deserve congratulations for bringing the state’s second wave of COVID-19 to heel. After months of lockdown restrictions, they will naturally welcome the opportunity to start shopping again, especially with the festive season around the…

MEDIA RELEASE | Women – the Budget’s forgotten people

Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary SDA the union for retail, fast food, warehouse and online retail workers The Morrison government seems to have forgotten that women have suffered disproportionately under the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tonight’s budget is notable for its failure to recognise this fact. It is a blue budget for a…

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