Wage increases welcome, but more needs to be done

The SDA welcomes the Fair Work Commission’s decision to increase the minimum wage and modern award rates by 3%, but at a time of historic low wage growth and cuts to penalty rates, stressed that more needs to be done … Continued

New Bunnings Agreement voted up!

Following a ballot of Bunnings employees, a majority voted yes in favour of the proposed Bunnings Agreement. 59.7% of eligible Bunnings employees voted in the ballot with a 76.7% yes vote. The SDA believes that, notwithstanding the issues which were … Continued

Australia Needs a Pay Rise

In the next few months, the SDA and the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) will be fighting to win a fair and decent pay rise for workers at the Fair Work Commission’s Annual Wage Review.= What’s the Annual Wage … Continued

Big W stores to close over three-year period

The news that Woolworths will be closing a number of Big W stores over a three year period is disappointing for employees, their families and the communities they serve. Although no specific sites have been identified at this stage the … Continued

New Priceline Agreement approved by Fair Work Commission

The new Priceline Agreement has now been approved by the Fair Work Commission (FWC). This is an excellent outcome for Priceline workers who will now have: Improved penalty rates; Improved leave provisions Hard-won SDA union conditions; Annual pay rises. The … Continued

ALDI loses Federal Court Appeal

Media statement | 1 March 2019 A Full Bench of the Federal Court has today upheld Fair Work Commission (FWC) decisions that ALDI, in altering the notice of employee representational rights (NERR) it issued to its employees in the process … Continued