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Changes to retail penalty rates from 1 July 2018

In 2017, the Fair Work Commission ruled to cut Sunday and Public Holiday penalty rates in the Retail Award. The SDA, the union for retail workers fought against these cuts every step of the way. When the Retail Award was first introduced, it was the SDA that won them for workers when employer lobby groups…

Important changes to superannuation from 1 July 2022

The superannuation guarantee is increasing from 10% to 10.5% today. This means employers are required to increase the superannuation contributions for employees from 1 July 2022. Workers employed under a Modern Award or an Enterprise Agreement will see this increase in the contributions made to their nominated super accounts. Superannuation contributions are set to increase…

New retail rates of pay from 1 July 2022

Do you work in retail? Check your next pay slip for a wage increase. The Fair Work Commission’s Annual Wage Review decision means new rates of pay will apply from 1 July 2022. There will be a $40 per week increase to Modern Awards for workers earning up to $869.60 per week and a 4.6%…

1.75% Pay Rise Delayed Until February 2021

Today the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down the Annual Wage Review decision. The SDA, along with the ACTU, made strong submissions arguing for a substantial pay increase as part of the review, while employer lobby groups argued for a minimal or no increase at all. A 1.75% increase for the Retail Awards. Generally, pay…

Increases to casual penalty rates from 1 March 2020

From 1 March 2020, penalty rates under the Retail Award for casuals are increasing for work after 6pm Monday to Friday and all day on Saturdays. These improvements, which were introduced in 2018, will continue to be phased in over the next 12 months. From 1 March 2020 the following changes to penalty rates for…

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