On top of pushing for better wages and conditions in the General Retail Industry Award, the SDA, the union for retail workers, also negotiates for improved pay and conditions on behalf of their members directly with employers.
These are called Enterprise Bargaining Agreements (they’re sometimes referred to as EBAs or Workplace Agreements).
Agreements are negotiated on behalf of members by unions to achieve better pay and conditions than the industry minimum set out in the General Retail Industry Award.
Agreements are negotiated based on feedback collected by SDA members in specific workplaces – giving workers a say about what they want to see changed in their pay and conditions. Before any new Agreement is put in place a vote of employees at that company must occur with a majority yes vote before any Agreement is lodged in the Fair Work Commission for approval.
If you work at one of the companies below, you’re covered by an Agreement not the Retail Award. This means your rates of pay and some working conditions will be different to the Retail Award. You can get in touch with the SDA for more information about your specific pay and conditions here.
BEST AND LESS
BRAS AND THINGS
PRETTY GIRL FASHION GROUP
SPECIALTY FASHION GROUP
SUPER RETAIL GROUP
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