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MEDIA RELEASE | New McDonald’s Agreement approved by workers

After a complex journey, McDonalds workers have approved a new enterprise bargaining agreement which improves penalty rates on late nights and weekends, makes it easier for casual employees to secure permanent work and provides a strong basis for future improvements. The agreement was approved with a 59% ‘yes’ vote versus a 41% ‘no’ vote, with over 50,000 McDonalds workers participating. The significant ‘no’ vote reflects the position…

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…

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