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ARA and SDA urge government to get tough on aggressive behaviour

Australia’s peak retail body, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) and the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) are urging state and territory governments across the country to implement tougher penalties for people who assault retail workers. Last year, the South Australian Government introduced a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment for people convicted of…

SDA urges shoppers respect workers ahead of the holiday season

The union representing retail, fast food and warehousing workers is urging shoppers to stay calm and be respectful of workers as we enter the busy Christmas holiday season. SDA National Secretary, Gerard Dwyer said, “We know that Christmas is always a busy time for everyone, as the pressure builds up getting ready for end of…

Warehouse Win: Up to $10 million in backpay for ALDI DC workers

FEDERAL COURT FINDS ALDI’S NOT GOOD OVER UNPAID “PRE-WORK” The SDA has won a Federal Court case against ALDI for underpayments of members working in ALDI Distribution Centres across Australia. ALDI DC workers stand to share in around $10 million in underpayments being returned to them. ALDI required employees in their distribution centres to clock-on…

BUNNINGS STORE CLOSURE DUE TO MOULD INFESTATION

A Bunnings temporarily ceased operations due to mould infestation in store. The Union was first advised of this widespread mould infestation when staff were reporting that they were feeling ill, taking time off and using puffers to manage asthma or difficult breathing conditions. With little to no urgency in taking appropriate steps to resolve the…

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