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Your Safety Demands Action – No One Deserves A Serve

Safety Demands Action Week is here! Throughout the week, the SDA will be focusing on your safety and how abusive and violent customer behaviour is one of the most important workplace health and safety issues that needs to be addressed. Since the SDA launched our No One Deserves A Serve campaign, we have made really…

UNION WIN: Higher casual penalty rates for retail workers

Last year the SDA, the union for retail workers, WON higher penalty rates in the Retail Award for casuals working after 6pm weeknights and on Saturdays. These changes are being phased in over a few years from 2018 through to 2021. From 1 October 2019, penalty rates under the Retail Award for casuals are increasing…

Media Statement: McDonald’s enterprise agreement withdrawal disappointing

Statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary of the SDA – the union for retail, fast food and warehouse workers: “The SDA is extremely disappointed that McDonald’s has today withdrawn the proposed enterprise agreement from the registration process before the Fair Work Commission. “The proposed agreement was reached after lengthy negotiations between the parties and while…

Disappointment for Kmart workers as Fair Work Commission fails to approve EBA

In a disappointing move for Kmart workers across the country, the Fair Work Commission has today rejected the proposed enterprise agreement – an agreement which would have delivered pay rises across the board while also protecting, and improving, workers’ hard-won conditions. The agreement was rejected primarily on the basis of voting technicalities going to who…

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