Tag Archives: SDA

Coles promotes ethical employment in horticulture supply chain

Coles has joined three major unions to promote ethical employment practices and treatment of workers throughout the Australian horticulture supply chain. According to the retailer, it has worked with unions representing workers from every stage of the Australian fresh produce supply chain to develop the Coles Ethical Retail Supply Chain …

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Retail and fast food fight against customer abuse

A Retail and Fast Food Industry Statement on witnessed increases in abusive and violent customer behaviour has been released. This comes from the National Retail Association (NRA), along with the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association (SDA), Australian Retail Association (ARA) and other undersigned organisations. As reported by the SDA, …

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Industry hits back on customer abuse

The Shop, Distribution and Allied Employees Association (SDA) recently held the second roundtable tackling the customer abuse epidemic in retail and fast food outlets. “Any type of abuse on the job is completely unacceptable, and when you have 85 per cent of retail staff reporting they have been subjected to …

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Woolworths’ super new plan for parental leave

Woolworths Group says it has become the first Australian retailer to introduce superannuation contributions for 12 months of parental leave. The move is part of a “revamped parental leave policy”, says the retail giant. The change will help close what Woolworths describes as “the superannuation gender gap”. The Association of …

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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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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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Coles workers expect pay rise ahead of new agreement

Coles this week announced the start of the process for consultation and approval of a new enterprise agreement to cover the wages paid to supermarket team members following the settlement of Brisbane night-fill worker Penny Vickers’ underpayment case. Ms Vickers had waged an 18-month legal battle to terminate an agreement …

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ARA will oppose unions’ Sunday-penalty judicial review

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) says it will strongly oppose any application from the SDA (Shop, Distributive & Allied Employees Association) for judicial review of the Sunday-penalty-rates decision. ARA Executive Director Russell Zimmerman says the penalty-rates decision was initially approved by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) as the evidence presented …

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