Congratulations Francesca from Leichhardt, celebrating 25 years working at Woolworths today (and 25 years an SDA member)
Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Sadly poverty and severe inequality are a major problem in our wealthy country. Being a member of the union is being part of the solution as unions help redistribute wealth more fairly.
We are also taking direct action to help the less fortunate. In June SDA Assistant Secretary Robert Tonkli participated in the Vinnies Sleepout that raised $6.9 million for the homeless. Pictured here is SDA Illawarra Organiser Vera Cavanagh with Reverend Geoff and Karen, Drug and Alcohol Councillor, who run a kitchen for the homeless in the Illawarra. The SDA contributed dignity packs for the homeless donated by officials and members.
Julie, Filipina and Regina think the new Woolworths Agreement is a great deal, that’s why they have voted Yes!
Joy, Woolworths worker, says:
“I support the new Agreement.
I work Monday to Friday in the day. Protecting my higher day time rates of pay is important. I’m still more than $50 a week better off compared to the Award. The new laundry allowance is also worth another $300 a year.
So many things we have fought for over the years are still in the new Agreement. We still have our extra days sick leave, better compassionate leave, all our extra paid leave entitlements with some improved and new leave too.
There’s improved roster rights and a better way to enforce our rights if we need too.
I’m happy night workers are getting penalty rates. Working at those times they deserve it!
That’s why I’m voting Yes.”
Vote now at http://bit.ly/ww-vote-nsw