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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.

We know the devastating impact this will have on thousands of workers who rely on penalty rates to make ends meet.

The vast majority of SDA members are […]

By |2017-03-01T21:29:27+10:00March 1st, 2017|Categories: SDA News|Comments Off on The SDA Responds to Fair Work’s Penalty Rate Cuts

THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR CUSTOMER ABUSE !!

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Have you been subjected to customer abuse when working?

We need you to help us to help you and your workmates.

Let’s take a stand together. Click the link below to have your say.

By |2017-03-01T21:24:03+10:00December 13th, 2016|Categories: SDA News|Comments Off on THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR CUSTOMER ABUSE !!

Alcohol and Drug Testing

New policies are being introduced into many Australian workplaces which enable employees to be tested by their employer for drugs and alcohol. Testing often involves employees being randomly tested for drugs and alcohol in their workplace using breath, saliva and urine-based testing devices. The implementation of drug and alcohol testing policies in retail stores has the […]

By |2017-01-19T03:07:10+10:00August 8th, 2015|Categories: SDA News|Comments Off on Alcohol and Drug Testing

Returning to Work after Parental Leave

The majority of modern Australian families rely on two incomes to meet their financial obligations, however, workplace laws and practices have not kept pace with the needs of modern working families.

The lack of flexible, supportive workplaces for working parents is why employees consistently rate balancing work and family as one of their most important workplace […]

By |2017-01-19T03:07:10+10:00August 6th, 2015|Categories: SDA News|Comments Off on Returning to Work after Parental Leave

Epilepsy and Illness Discrimination in the Workplace

Over the past few months, we have been dealing with some issues surrounding disability discrimination in workplaces throughout the State.

Disability comes in many forms, and the major concerns facing our members in this area are that of illness discrimination both permanent and temporary.

Late last year, we received a call from a young member who was […]

By |2017-01-19T03:07:10+10:00August 6th, 2015|Categories: SDA News|Comments Off on Epilepsy and Illness Discrimination in the Workplace

Seeking Leave for Domestic Violence

The ACTU is seeking paid domestic violence leave on behalf of all Award employees.

Each week, one woman dies as a result of domestic violence in Australia.

ABS figures show that two thirds of the 400,000 plus people (mostly women) who experience domestic violence each year are workers.

Employment and financial stability is critical to escaping a violent […]

By |2017-01-19T03:07:10+10:00August 5th, 2015|Categories: SDA News|Comments Off on Seeking Leave for Domestic Violence

Defending Your Right to Penalty Rates

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Members, we are now half way through the year with the SDA Tasmanian Branch dealing with attacks on the reduction or abolition of penalty rates – attacks which are becoming more prevalent.

In May, a Select Committee of the Legislative Council resolved to hold and […]

By |2017-01-19T03:07:10+10:00August 5th, 2015|Categories: SDA News|Comments Off on Defending Your Right to Penalty Rates

Discount Movie Ticket for SDA Members

Members of the SDA can go the movies at great discounted prices! Head to the members section of the website to purchase Village, CMAX and Metro Cinema tickets.

By |2015-08-05T23:31:32+10:00December 7th, 2014|Categories: SDA News|Comments Off on Discount Movie Ticket for SDA Members

Younger Workers Celebrate Equal Pay Victory

sda-100percent-winSDA Secretary Peter Malinauskas welcomes a massive win for 20-year-old retail workers, who will be paid the full adult wage under the General Retail Industry Award following the Fair Work Commission ruling today.

Up to 40,000 20-year-olds, across the country will benefit from this decision.

Those affected will […]

By |2017-01-19T03:07:10+10:00April 8th, 2014|Categories: 100% Pay, SDA News|0 Comments