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Today’s announcement that Woolworths is removing 500 head office and supply chain jobs and closing 21 stores across the country will be difficult n
The SDA is deeply disappointed with the announcement this afternoon that Masters stores will cease trading by mid-December across the country.
At the time of writing this editorial, we are still awaiting a decision in the major penalty rates case which has been running in the Fair Work Com
Update:We've won Christmas day as a public holiday.
More info here
This year, Christmas Day falls on a Sunday.
Thanks to SDA and other union members, the spotlight on penalty rates in the lead up to the Federal Election campaign shone bright and wide.
Maurice Reed copped the ‘double whammy’ when he took over as SDA Victoria State Secretary in 1991.
Burns are a very common type of injury in workplaces, particularly in fast food.
In June of this year, the Fair Work Commission granted a 2.4% wage increase for employees throughout Australia working under Modern Awards.
Too often, SDA retail, fast food and warehouse workers injured on the job don’t receive their full entitlements under the WorkCover system.