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May Day 2018

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  • 16th April 2018

Once again, the SDA will be participating in this year’s May Day celebrations. This follows our successful turn out in 2017 where our union had its largest ever showing.

May Day, also known as International Workers Day, is a day when unions and workers all around the world celebrate the things we’ve achieved together – and to demonstrate our resolve in defending such achievements.

In 2018, Australian unions face renewed hostility from big business and their friends in the federal government.

The decision by the Fair Work Commission to cut penalty rates has begun to take effect since July last year meaning that hundreds of thousands of people are worse-off (with more cuts to come). There is no evidence these cuts have created jobs, despite arguments from big business that they would.

Wage growth in Australia has stalled while corporate profits climb. Workers are increasingly productive but not getting a proportionate increase in their wages.

Instead of addressing this big problem, the federal government has passed laws that make it harder for unions to do our jobs.

But unions like the SDA are fighting back.

We’ve fought the bad penalty rates decision all the way to the Federal Court. We’ve lobbied the ALP who have given a commitment to legislate to restore our penalty rates if they are elected into government.

We’ve won new rights in some awards, like the right of casuals to convert to permanent in the retail award.

We’ve fought bad Agreements like the ALDI Agreements all the way to the High Court.

We’ve campaigned against longer trading hours in Western Australia.

Last year, the SDA had a great turnout at May Day – and we want to do it again this year.

To RSVP, simply click ‘attending’ on the Facebook event below.

Our Facebook event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/205618400020670/

The day itself is full of fun things to do for the whole family – stalls, food and live entertainment should keep everyone entertained and the march itself commences at 12pm.

When you arrive, keep a lookout for the SDA stall – we’ll have flags, corflute and SDA merchandise, so we will be hard to miss!

SDA members who attend will receive an SDA May Day ‘Change the Rules’ tee, shown below:









Details:

Fremantle Esplanade

Sunday May 6, 10am until 2pm.

The march commences at midday sharp so please be there by 11:45am.

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Testimonials

Joining the union is the next best thing to having a guardian angel by your side and you can count on that!!  


With the upcoming EBA negotiations it's great to have someone pushing our company for better conditions in my workplace.  


I appreciate the unions work they are currently doing with the 18+ campaign. I'm doing the same job as an adult and in every other aspect at age 18 I can do all the adult things but I can't get paid a  


The SDA organisers are always there to help, If I have a question no matter how important or unimportant I think its is, I just call them and they help me...It's that simple!  



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