The SDA worked hard to ensure that ALDI workers had a say in their wages and conditions set out in the agreements. “Our retail agreements are designed to reflect conditions in the general retail price, including all annual wage increases, penalties and certificates,” she said. Despite strong sales growth this year, the supermarket giant is not passing on wage increases for more than 100,000 employees after leaving the minimum wage panel`s decision to postpone a 1.75% pay increase for retail and other severely affected sectors until February 1. Woolworths employees across the country are receiving better wages and conditions after the Fair Labour Commission approved its new enterprise agreement today. Among the key elements of the new agreement, which guarantees wages and working conditions for the next four years, the SDA has just concluded an agreement in principle with Woolworths for a new woolworth agreement on woolworth supermarks. In the negotiations of the last two months, there has been considerable progress in reaching a new agreement… Mr. Cullinan stated that Woolworths first had to prove that the salary increase clause was ambiguous in order for Fair Work to want to amend the agreement. SDA Secretary of State Gerard Dwyer argued that the decision to cancel minimum wages on July 1 was “the trigger for this wage increase to be applied to all employees covered by the Woolworths supermarket agreement.” Stockland Green Hills workers will once again have access to safe and free parking spaces in the city centre, with the SDA, the Retail, Fast food and Storage Workers Union and Stockland having reached an agreement in principle.
While the minimum wage is traditionally tied by employers to sector premiums, many retail and fast food giants are now linking their annual wage increases to the decision, instead of setting firm increases. There are no current team members working in teams. Current team members can only become shift workers by mutual agreement. Since February, the SDA has been constantly negotiating with Woolworths on a new supermarket agreement, and we continue to work hard to conclude a new agreement: there are also specific provisions for shift work in pastry production. There are no current members of the team who work in a pastry production team. Current team members can only become a bakery production worker by mutual agreement. Workers overwhelmingly approved a new Dominos-SDA enterprise agreement, which includes full penalty interest, improves conditions and allows part-time workers access to higher working hours. “The SDA is very disappointed that McDonald`s today withdrew the proposed enterprise agreement from the registration process… Fair Work Commission approval comes after Woolworths employees voted overwhelmingly (93%) for the new agreement. This is within the framework of most SDA agreements or… A spokesman for Woolworths rival Coles, which does not have to pay an increase due to the expiry of the deal, said the company was considering a discretionary staff increase this year. However, the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees` Association (SDA) said the company was violating its contractual obligations and this week filed an urgent request for additional payment and penalties from the Federal Court of Justice.
“The variations to which we aspire by the FWC will clarify the intention of the parties during the negotiations and the subsequent development of these agreements.