Tag Archives: Fair Work Commission

NRA urges new government to push through tax cuts

The National Retail Association has congratulated Scott Morrison on his re-election and urged him to “move very quickly” on cutting taxes. The call comes after the NRA publicly backed the government’s promised personal and business tax cuts as “good for retailers”. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said: “Both sides of politics …

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New domestic violence factsheet for SMEs

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has released a new factsheet on domestic violence for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The release coincided with White Ribbon Day last Friday. White Ribbon is a global movement of men and boys working to end men’s violence against women. On …

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ALDI introduces domestic violence policy

ALDI has introduced a new domestic violence policy in light of the Fair Work Commission’s (FWO) decision to award some victims five days’ unpaid leave. The supermarket says its new domestic-violence policy “goes beyond” the FWO’s provisions. In a statement on its website, the company wrote: “ALDI stands opposed to …

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Retail associations slam FWC annual wage decision

National retailers and retail associations have reacted angrily to the recent decision by the Fair Work Commission to increase the minimum wage by 3.5 per cent. The decision, announced on June 1, 2018, has led to national associations and retailers reporting that the increase, effective from July 1, will stifle …

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Union welcomes new Coles agreement

SDA (Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association), the trade union for retail, fast-food and warehousing workers, has welcomed the Fair Work Commission’s approval of the SDA’s new agreement with Coles on pay and conditions. SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer says the agreement is consistent with Coles workers’ key priorities and …

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Retailers reject union boss’s demands

The National Retail Association (NRA) has rejected the policy package outlined by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) secretary Sally McManus at the National Press Club on Wednesday, saying it would be “crippling” for small business. In her address, Ms McManus took specific aim at employers hiring casual workers …

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ARA knocks back calls for further holiday entitlements

The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association’s (SDA) application calling for retailers to provide additional public-holiday entitlements has been defeated by the Australian Retailers Association (ARA). The application would have entitled full-time and five-days-per-week part-time employees to a day’s pay, a day off with pay, or a day added to …

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