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.