We run many campaigns on issues relevant to members.

The website is structured with campaigns based on Workplaces, Industries and our Caucuses.

We encourage you to check through the various campaigns and get involved in those most relevant to you.

Workplaces list many of the major workplaces where RAFFWU members work. Many RAFFWU campaigns are based within types of workplaces – like supermarkets – or for particular workplaces – like Woolworths Supermarkets.

Industry Campaigns are campaigns which cover a particular issue across workplaces – such as a Living Wage, old Zombie Agreements or Workplace Safety.

Caucus Campaigns are campaigns based on particular groups of RAFFWU members. We have a number of caucuses and membership is open to RAFFWU members who identify with the caucus grouping.


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Casualisation is endemic in the retail and fast food industries. For many years, even part-time employment has also been undermined by sell out agreements which changed part-time work to be forms of casual employment. Even now, SDA continues to try and make deals which undermine job security. In 2018 and ...
Living Wages

Living Wages

Right now the vast majority of retail and fast food workers are paid a minimum wage or a few cents more than the absolute minimum. The minimum wage you are paid is not a Living Wage. A Living Wage is a wage which allows you and your family to buy ...
Poverty Wages

Poverty Wages

Poverty wages are any wage structures which pay less than the recognised poverty wage – 50% of the Median Adult Full-Time Ordinary Time Earnings. This rate in Australia is $20.80 per hour as a base rate. In Australia, huge numbers of workers earn less than this rate. The enforceable minimum ...


Workplace Safety is the most important issue for retail and fast-food workers. Every worker is entitled to a safe and healthy work environment. Every employer has a duty of care to workers ensure risks to health and safety are eliminated or minimised. Too often we hear from members about workplace ...

SDA Facts

Many retail and fast food workers contact the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union with questions about the motivations of SDA to undercut the minimum terms and conditions of workers. In Australia, workers have little experience of organisations purporting to represent the interest of workers while actually diminishing the minimum ...

We’re Bloody Essential

https://raffwu.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Tampon-2-1024x124.png We're Bloody Essential! W2NhbGRlcmFfZm9ybSBpZD0iQ0Y2MGQ1NzMwZGE0MWUxIl0= Download a hard copy petition to collect signatures in your store! We're Bloody Essential - Hard Copy Petition For almost the entirety of my menstruating life to-date I have been an essential retail worker. There are endless stories I could tell of bleeding into my ...
Zombie Agreements

Zombie Agreements

Since we launched in 2016 we have been helping workers get rid of rotten old zombie agreements which strip rights and wages. Zombie agreements have cost workers billions of dollars and continue to apply to thousands of workers. Some of our wins include returning millions of dollars to workers in ...

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