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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…

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…

Increases to casual penalty rates from 1 October 2019

From 1 October 2019, penalty rates under the Retail Award for casuals are increasing for work after 6pm Monday to Friday and all day on Saturdays. These improvements are being phased in from 2018 through to 2021. From 1 October 2019 the following penalty rates for casual workers will increase to: After 6pm Monday to…

What are the changes to retail penalty rates on 1 July?

Third round of Sunday penalty rate cuts to take effect on 1 July 2019. Sunday penalty rates in the General Retail Industry Award will be reduced on 1 July 2019. These changes are as a result of the Fair Work Commission’s decision to reduce penalty rates in 2017. From 1 July 2019 Sunday penalty rates…

3% pay rise for retail workers on 1 July

Retail workers covered by the General Retail Industry Award will receive a 3% pay increase on 1 July 2019. The Fair Work Commission handed down its Annual Wage Review decision on 30 May 2019. The Annual Wage Review occurs every year and determines any wage increases for workers on the minimum wage and on Modern…

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