SDA Member Win: Aimee Ringham
Aimee Ringham, a manager at a Charlestown clothing company, recently contacted the Union, shortly after becoming a member. She was concerned her wages were not being calculated correctly. While the SDA can only represent members with current issues and not those preceding the membership period, we can offer advice on your entitlements and how you can deal with management if you are a member with an existing issue.
When Aimee contacted the SDA, she was referred to the Organiser for her area, who advised Aimee of her entitlements. Armed with this information, Aimee was able to contact her HR Department Manager to discuss her concerns.
With the right information, Aimee was successful with getting backpay of $3,403.40 plus 9.5% Superannuation.
Aimee is the Unions first member with this clothing company. Since her successful backpay claim, other employees at her store have joined. Prior to this ongoing issue, the staff at this clothing store were not aware of their rights and entitlements.
“It’s just wonderful to know the SDAN are there for me”.