The SDA has held meetings with Coles for a new agreement over the past two days. Information and instruments are available on the Commission`s website to support the conclusion of an agreement. Visit an agreement for more details. This week, the SDA is holding paid meetings on site and asking if you support the company`s current corporate agreement offer. (more…) The SDA negotiating team met with all parties on June 25 to continue negotiations on your new agreement, but we came across a roadblock. (more…) This actually means that the company is looking for an agreement with us, which went in and out without us knowing what the whole package will likely look like. The SDA will hold mass rallies on site tomorrow to get further feedback on what the company is asking for. That is your agreement and we need your input. And since this is an agreement for the entire site, anyone who wants to participate is welcome. Meetings are held on site at the BLDC and the meeting time is 12:45 and 21:00. The company has proposed a price-based model for the new deal with many modifications.
Over the past two months, considerable progress has been made in putting in place a new agreement that meets the SDA`s objectives of improving penalty interest, protecting take-away wages, ensuring hard-earned union conditions and guaranteeing higher wages for all. The SDA fought for the best possible outcomes for Coles employees and the framework of the proposed agreement was approved by hundreds of SDA delegates and Coles delegates at meetings across Australia. Your SDA team is already negotiating a new BLDC agreement. Things are going well, but there is still a long way to go. (more…) We are working to guarantee the aforementioned award rules throughout the agreement, with negotiations having yielded important results so far: the move to a new price-based agreement means that the SDA has had to fight for the best terms won by SDA union members over decades of negotiations. Individual agreements also have conditions relating to days out of work. It is therefore recommended that members speak with their SDA-trained advisor or delegate to further clarify the situation. This will make it possible to respond to certain requests from the SDA in favour of improving penalty interest. The SDA continues to focus on protecting wages at home, ensuring wage increases for all employees, and maintaining hard-earned conditions when moving to a new agreement.
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