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Wage increase a blow to retailers

After securing adult wage rates for 20 year olds in A Fair Work Commission decision this month, the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) is now keen to extend the decision to 18 and 19 year olds. The union’s policy is to extend the adult wage rate to all employees over 18 year of age, abolishing the current threshold of 70 per cent of adult wages for 18 year olds and 80 per cent for 19 years olds. The adult wage push was opposed by peak retail organisations, arguing that th