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The SDA is taking legal action against McDonald’s

The SDA is taking legal action against McDonald’s for denying workers their paid breaks. If you work or previously worked at McDonald’s at any time since 2015, please watch this important update about the current legal action. You can read this information here and download the opt out form here.

SDA joins KFC Class Action

The SDA has today announced that it has instructed the class action law firm, Gordon Legal, to act its behalf in a wage theft Class Action against KFC. The relationship between the SDA, the union for retail, warehousing, and fast-food workers, and Gordon Legal ensures that claims can be pursued on behalf of all potential…

McDonald’s franchisee pays $275,000 for fines and costs for unlawful union busting

The McDonald’s franchisee who ran McDonald’s Murray Bridge has paid $275,000 for fines and legal costs, and admitted appalling breaches of workers’ rights, to settle a Federal Court case brought by the SDA. The employer admitted that: “Over…5 years…senior managers…engaged in an unlawful campaign to de-unionise the workforce, including unlawfully inducing members to resign from…

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…

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