Vaccine Priority for Essential Workers

Our members are essential workers on the front line of this pandemic. Every day, our members come into contact with thousands of customers which heightens their risk of exposure to COVID-19. The SDA believes that essential retail and warehouse workers must receive priority access to the voluntary vaccination once critical and high-risk workers (such as…

Woolworths pays up – no excuse for other retailers to delay paying their workers

17 June 2021 Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food warehouse and online retail workers The SDA welcomes Woolworths’ decision to increase their workers’ pay by 2.5 percent without delay. This means that 120,000 lower paid workers in Woolworths’ supermarkets and 35,000 in Big W stores will get…

Minimum wage increase – a pay rise delayed is wage justice denied

16 June 2021 Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food, warehouse and online retail workers The SDA welcomes the Fair Work Commission’s decision to increase wages for Australia’s lowest paid workers by 2.5 percent, a rise of $20.70 per week for retail employees. This has been achieved despite…

No excuses – economy demands a “fair” pay rise for the low paid

SDA MEDIA RELEASE 11 June 2021 Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food, warehouse and online retail workers Australia’s economic performance – the envy of the world according to Scott Morrison – is proof positive that Australia’s lowest paid workers deserve a substantial pay rise as the Fair…

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