The Fair Work Commission has handed down the Annual Wage Review decision.
There will be a 2.5% increase to the minimum wage and Awards. This increase will flow to most SDA members.
By supporting our campaign, SDA members have helped deliver a 2.5% wage increase for millions of workers across the country - despite employer lobby groups doing their best to stop it.
Our essential pay rise petition has over 9.2k supporters and helped the SDA and Australian Unions demonstrate why essential workers deserve this pay rise.
This union win is a clear example of how important it is to stand together to campaign for better pay and conditions in your workplace.
Unfortunately, the Commission has again unfairly decided to delay the increase for retail workers until 1 September this year. This is unacceptable and the SDA will be pushing for every major retail employer to pay this increase from 1 July.
Employers can and should pass on an immediate wage increase.
At the time of writing Woolworths, Big W, Dan Murphy’s, BWS, and EG Fuel have confirmed that their workers will receive a 2.5% pay increase from 1 July.