By Trisha Harris

Brisbane-based Coles employee David Hart has won an industrial battle against the supermarket giant and retail union the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA).

Mr Hart and The Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union (AMIEU) appealed the decision of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) in July 2015 to approve the Coles Store Team Enterprise Agreement 2014-17 (the agreement).

The agreement, which was negotiated by the SDA with Coles, provides employees a higher hourly rate than the relevant award rate, but applies lower penalty payments for evenings, weekends and public holidays.

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This story first appeared in C&I Week.