In a separate application, Ms. Penelope Vickers requested the termination of the original contract. This case has been the subject of many decisions. In the end, Ms. Vickers submitted her application and told the Commission that she was part of a settlement agreement.  We are working to ensure the procurement rules throughout the agreement, so far there have been important negotiating results: no new agreement will be put in place without a vote by Coles workers. Negotiations focused on the transition to a new agreement based on the General Retail Industry Award. You will receive a copy of the full summary document from your SDA delegate, SDA organizer or click here. Click here for the proposed Coles Supermarkets Agreement.
Negotiations with the company, which took place for 13 full days from July 4, 2017, were difficult because they were based on the General Retail Industry Award, which meant that many people had been severely beaten and that the long-standing terms of the Coles agreement were in jeopardy. The payment applies only to employees who are employed as of June 30, 2017 and remain employed by Coles at the time of the vote. This agreement applies to all members of the retail team, Coles online, Coles Services, but not to team members who work primarily in the meat sector. The transition to a new agreement On the basis of the award, the SDA had to fight for the best terms won by sDA union members during decades of negotiations. The SDA will roll out the proposed in-store agreement to allow Coles employees to be informed and ask questions. You can also www.sda.com.au/coles more about the online school agreement at any time. Hundreds of SDA delegates and stewards attended mass meetings in November 2016 and June 2017 to order the SDA to oppose the cancellation and negotiate a new EBA. The company has proposed a price-based model for the new agreement with many changes.
A lump sum payment of $475 for full-time workers (pro-rata for part-time and casual workers based on hours worked July – September 2017). The result will be a positive vote by staff. This meets some of the SDA`s requirements for improving penalty interest. The SDA continues to focus on wage protection, ensuring higher wages for all employees and transitioning to a new agreement.