Big W saved tens of millions of dollars every year by not paying minimum Award penalty rates under their old rotten SDA deal. RAFFWU members exposed this dodgy behaviour in 2015 & 2016 at Coles.
Big W helps SDA recruit members and SDA helps Big W put in place deals which cut conditions. Workers have lost a fortune under the last deal but the new deal should have been so much better.
We represented members in bargaining in 2018 & 2019. Our campaigns returned core conditions but the SDA didn’t want to ensure proper protections, and didn’t want workers to get backpay.
They secretly agreed with Big W to DELETE the specific protection which stopped forced redundancies at Big W from widespread store closures. Now Big W is using these changes to close many stores.
Only one union is fighting for workers at Big W. If you want to be with a fighting union, it’s time to join RAFFWU.
You can stop payroll deductions to SDA today by emailing email@example.com the following text:
I HEREBY RESCIND ANY AND ALL AUTHORITY FOR SDA MEMBERSHIP FEES TO BE DEDUCTED FROM MY PAY. THIS SERVES AS ADVICE UNDER S.324 (2) (B) OF THE FAIR WORK ACT.
And join RAFFWU. You can join quickly and easily online at www.raffwu.org.au/membership or download and return our application form.