Join RAFFWU, the union that fights for you
Workers at Big W have lost a fortune due to rotten enterprise bargaining agreements (EBAs) that have stripped them of penalty rates and conditions, leaving them worse off than they would have been under the Award.
These rip-off agreements were made between Big W and the SDA.
Big W helps recruit members for the SDA and in turn the SDA is happy trade away workers’ conditions. If you’d like to know more about how and why the SDA operates as a boss-friendly union that sells out its members, check out our SDA Facts page.
RAFFWU members exposed this dodgy deal-making in 2015 and 2016 at Coles. We helped to get the rotten Coles enterprise agreement overturned by the Fair Work Commission. Ever since, we have been working with our members across the country to secure better conditions in their workplaces, including at Woolworths, McDonald’s, Domino’s Pizza and elsewhere.
We represented our members in enterprise bargaining at Big W during 2018 and 2019. Our campaigns returned core conditions that had been taken from workers under previous EBAs.
But the SDA didn’t want to ensure proper protections, and didn’t want workers to get backpay for penalty rates that had been previously removed. The SDA also secretly agreed with Big W to delete the specific protection in the EBA that stopped forced redundancies at Big W and prevented widespread store closures. Big W used that secret deal with the SDA to close many stores.
RAFFWU is the only union is fighting for workers at Big W. If you want to be with a fighting, grassroots union led by its members, join us today.
We are the union for workers, not bosses.
Get out of the SDA
You can get out of the SDA and stop payroll deductions today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org 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.