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Posted March 12, 2018

Hair and Beauty Australia, along with our partners at AI Group, are pleased to announce that in the decision issued last week, the Fair Work Commission have dismissed the SDA’s claim to add new costly public holiday provisions into the Hair and Beauty Industry Award 2010.


The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA), proposed that if full-time workers were NOT required to work on a public holiday, then they should be entitled to an extra day of leave or an extra day pay in compensation.


This would have significant impact on many salon owners, as many public holidays fall on Monday’s when many of our members are closed. Additionally, many salon owners close their salons on public holidays as they too need an extra break, along with the rest of Australia! Under the proposed changes, both of these instances would entitle full time employees the right to an extra day pay or an extra day of leave – putting extreme pressure on salon owners financially.


HABA were the ONLY industry body to represent Salon owners in the proceedings, with great thanks to our partners at Ai Group. We strongly opposed the SDA claim as it would have had impact on all salons with changes being made to all full-time employees and many part time employees.


This is why all salon owners, from both the hair and beauty sector, should be members of HABA. Thanks to your membership fees we are able to partner with the legal team from Ai Group who go into bat for salon owners with their years of expertise in industrial action and conflict resolution, resulting in better outcomes for salon owners. Through this partnership, we are able to ensure that salon owners are best represented at all levels of Government and you can relax knowing that changes to the Award are done with your best interest at heart as a business owner and member of the Hair and Beauty Industry.


As a member of HABA, salon owners can feel secure in the knowledge that they are represented by an organisation that truly has their best interests at heart. HABA is dedicated to protecting and promoting our members’ interests by being the leading voice for hair & beauty industry employers in Fair Work Commission proceedings that have a direct and significant impact on business.

Support the organisation that supports you and become a HABA member today.


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