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Better Penalty Rates For Casuals?

The SDA is running a case in the Fair Work Commission to increase penalty rates for casual workers under the General Retail Industry Award.

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Media Statement - Dominos workers to vote on improved enterprise agreement

Media statement | 12 January 2018


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Stamping Out Child Labour

A global conference, attended by governments, employees and workers from 193 countries, took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 14-16 November 2


Penalty Rates - It's Not Over!

As you would be aware, in February 2017, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) ruled to cut Sunday and public holiday penalty rates for workers covered by the Retail, Fast Food, Hospitality and Pharmacy Awards.

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Campaign Against Domestic Violence

The SDA recognises the devastating impact domestic and family violence is having on our community.

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Flexible Hours for Parents and Carers

The SDA is supporting the Australian Council of Trade Union’s (ACTU) test case in the Fair Work Commission for workers to have the right to reduce

Bargaining Resumes

Bargaining Resumes

During 2016 and 2017, enterprise bargaining was delayed while employers awaited the penalty rates decision, which has now been handed down.

Change the Rules

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Annual Wage Review

Time to Lift Retail and Fast Food Wages

In 2018, the SDA will be pushing for a significant increase to wages following the Federal Government’s unjust decision to greenlight penalty rate

No One Deserves a Serve

Abuse shouldn't be in a day's work

A major national campaign was launched by the SDA before Christmas, calling on customers to respect retail and fast food workers by checking their