SDA applies to stop penalty rates cuts

The SDA has today called for the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision on Sunday and public holiday penalty rates to be set aside due to the hardship it will cause low income workers and their families. Consistent with the views … Continued

The SDA Responds to Fair Work’s Penalty Rate Cuts

The SDA is deeply disappointed by the Fair Work Commission’s decision to cut Sunday and public holiday penalty rates for retail and fast food workers covered by the Award. The vast majority of SDA members are covered by an SDA-negotiated … Continued

SDA wins for ALDI workers

The SDA has achieved a win for ALDI workers today as the Federal Court (FC) has determined in its favour in a landmark case.   The decision on the ALDI Regency Park Agreement 2015 which covers parts of South Australia, … Continued

Asbestos Awareness Week

Asbestos Awareness Week: 307,000 contaminated crayons show action desperately needed to ensure community safety. 307,000 crayons contaminated with asbestos were thankfully stopped on Australia’s border in the last year – but we have no way of knowing how many made … Continued

Unions push for universal domestic violence leave

SUPPORT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE Domestic violence is a workplace issue. Domestic Violence Leave is crucial to helping victims of domestic violence leave a violent or abusive relationship. It provides employment and financial security to those experiencing domestic violence – ensuring … Continued