SDA member, Natalie (left) was contracted to work 10 hours per week as a part time employee. She has actually been working an average of 19.5 hours per week for the past 12 months. A new clause in her agreement, negotiated by the SDA, allows part time employees to make requests to have their contract hours increased annually to reflect the hours they've actually been working. Natalie's contract hours still said 10 hours per week. After getting her SDA organiser Carol (right) involved, her new contract has now been increased to 19.5 hours per week. Another reason to belong to the SDA.
A union member working as a casual for some time, had repeatedly made requests for part time employment. The member was a single mum. The store employed more casuals and some of these were granted part time contracts. The member approached delegate Donna for help and together they went and spoke with the store manager. The manager offered the member a part time contract of 15 hours per week, what the member was after, the next day. Terrific stuff Donna!
Over 1000 SDA members, family and friends had a great day out at the Union's Family Day at Luna Park yesterday. Luckily the weather was much fairer than it is today! Congratulations to all of our lucky raffle winners and a big thank you to REST for supporting the day.
SDA's team of 4 have completed the gruelling Oxfam trailwalk this morning. The team encountered wildlife including a snake, lizard, wallabies and black cockatoos whilst promoting No One Deserves a Serve and raising funds to help erase poverty. Our team was assisted by a great group of supporters along the way, including SDA delegate Rose who helped us the entire journey. We raised $2,200.