Retail workers have worked tirelessly on the frontline throughout the pandemic so Australians could get what they need and put food on their tables.
Now they’re facing a wage freeze until next year AND cuts to their penalty rates on 1 July this year.
They aren’t getting a fair go. That’s why the SDA:
• Applied to Fair Work Commission to delay penalty rate cuts;
• Asked Companies that can afford it to pay a pay rise before Feb 2021;
• Calls on the Federal Government to pay a recognition payment of $1,500 to frontline workers
Whilst other industries receive their wage increases on 1 July, retail and fast food workers have been told they must wait until 1 February 2021.
But not only has the wage increase for these front-line workers been frozen, Sunday penalty rates will be reduced in the Retail and Pharmacy Awards in line with Fair Work Commission’s 2017 decision.