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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…

How do retail workers get a pay rise?

Australian retail workers will receive a pay rise on 1 July 2018. The wage increase is 3.5% to the minimum wage and wages in Modern Awards, including the General Retail Industry Award (Retail Award). Thousands of retail workers will benefit from the pay rise won by Australian Unions and supported by the SDA, the Union…

3.5% increase to retail wages from 1 July 2018

Australian retail workers covered by the General Retail Industry Award (Retail Award) will receive a 3.5% increase to their pay on 1 July 2018. It’s important for retail workers to check payslips on the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2018 to make sure you’re receiving the right pay. This wage increase…

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