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Abuse & violence: shocking stories from retail & fast food workers

Sadly, dealing with abusive and violent customers is increasingly…

SDA Submission to Senate Inquiry into Penalty Rates

The Australian Senate is having an Inquiry into Penalty…

Workplace Health and Safety Reps

Workplace Health and Safety Reps

The SDA has a large network of Health and…

What you need to do when an abusive or violent customer comes into your store

This week, during Safety Demands Action Week, SDA Union…

Frequent Values August Newsletter

Coles member update

The SDA has held meetings with Coles for a…

Wages Up for Myer Employees!

An update on your wages and working conditions ……

WAGES UP FOR COLES EXPRESS EMPLOYEES!

An update on your wages and working conditions ……

WAGES UP FOR MCDONALDS TEAM MEMBERS!

The SDA has always worked hard to ensure you…

Don’t know where your pay slips are? Here’s why you should.

Retail, fast food & warehouse workers should always receive…

SDA MovieNights

SDA Movie Nights!

SDA members and a guest are invited to join…

Frequent Values Winter newsletter

Enjoy great savings these school holidays! Click here for…

Unions win important step for casual worker rights

In good news for casual workers, unions have won…

SDA and Coles begin negotiations

Today the SDA met with Coles to begin negotiations…

Turnbull’s ‘deal’ with retailers rips off youth workers and job seekers

The Turnbull Government’s announcement that it has struck a…

Protect Penalty Rates SDA Union for Retail, Fast Food and Warehousing

SDA News – June/July 2017

SDA appeals penalty rate decision

Most members have an understanding that on 23 February…

SDA Union for Retail, Fast Food and Warehousing Labour Day Celebration 2017

Labour Day 2017

On Monday 1 May 2017, SDA members and their…

Vespa Competition SDA Union for Retail, Fast Food and Warehousing

Lucky Vespa Winner Announced

Over the Christmas/New Year period, the SDA ran a…

Union membership peace of mind - SDA Union for Retail, Fast Food and Warehousing

SDA Membership brings peace of mind

Recently, Joan Cooper was the face of a recent…

Dancing CEOS Sponsored by SDA, Union for Retail, Fast Food and Warehousing

Dancing CEO’s

The SDA was a proud sponsor of the Dancing…

Ask us anything SDA Union for Retail, Fast Food and Warehousing

Ask us anything!

Every week the union office receives hundreds of phone…

Queensland Labour Hire Legislation SDA Union for Retail, Fast Food and Warehousing

Queensland Labour Hire Liscensing Legislation

The SDA applauds the Queensland’s Labor Government for its…

MeBank SDA the Union for workers in Retail, Fast Food and warehousing

Tracking your spending can change your life

Overall, all participants agreed the exercise empowered their money…

Rest is #1!

REST has consistently delivered long-term investment performance for its…

Protect Penalty Rates SDA Union for Retail, Fast Food and Warehousing

Today politicians get a pay rise, while workers get a pay cut!

Today, on the same day that the Turnbull Government…

SDA Shop Stewards Meet – Coles Agree To Bargain For A New Agreement 

The SDA has been calling on Coles to bargain…

Protect Penalty Rates SDA Union for Retail, Fast Food and Warehousing

SDA appeals Fair Work decision on cutting penalty rates

The SDA has today made application to the Federal…

Wages up for Bunnings - SDA Union for Bunnings workers

Great News! SDA secures 3% wage increase for Bunnings workers

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Fee adjustment to meet future challenges

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UPDATE ON MINIMUM WAGE / AWARD RATES OF PAY

The Fair Work Commission has handed down the Annual…

Media release: Retail and fast food workers take another blow after modern award wage increase falls short

Just one day after a timetable was set to…

Protect Penalty Rates

Penalty Rates Update: Commission announces dates of penalty rate cuts, SDA to file immediate appeal

Today the Fair Work Commission announced the dates for…

Frequent Values June Newsletter

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Protect Penalty Rates

Media Release: Christensen’s ‘defence’ of penalty rates farcical

George Christensen MP’s recent announcement that he would be…

Labour hire licensing bill introduced in Queensland

The SDA applauds Minister Graces’ committment yesterday to “drive…

SDA NEWS – THE SDA FIGHTS BACK!

Can’t view the newsletter? Download a printable version…

The SDA fights back!

Wherever you look, retail workers, hospitality workers and fast…

Protect Penalty Rates SDA Union for Retail, Fast Food and Warehousing

SDA launches advertising blitz to protect penalty rates

The SDA has stepped up the campaign to protect…

Pat, Kathleen and Dot: Loyal SDA members

Over the last 30 years, I have had the…

HELP! I’ve been injured at work, what should I do?

It is a fact that very few SDA members…

Keeping you safe from customer violence and abuse

There was an overwhelming response to our campaign on…

The DANGERS of Social Media

The most frustrating part of my job is trying…

Frequent Values May Newsletter

Spoil your mum with great dining offers! Click here…

ACTU media release:

If the Turnbull Government’s cuts to public holiday pay…

Protecting public holidays for retail and fast food workers

The SDA has a long history of protecting public…

Enjoy Easter Sunday, thanks to the SDA!

Today is the first year that Easter Sunday has…

Student Scholarships from the SDA - Union for Retail, Fast Food and Warehousing

2017 Textbook Scholarships

Entry is by application, please complete the below form for…

SDA calls for wage increases to offset penalty rate cuts – Media release | 29 March 2017

The SDA has called for a 10% increase to…

Liberals fight against wage increase for Australia’s low-paid workers

Yesterday, the SDA applied to raise the base rate…

Media Statement | 20 March 2017

Today’s report in The Daily Telegraph ’Dodgy’ union wage…

Frequent Values March Newsletter

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Protect Penalty Rates

Fair Work Commission cuts penalty rates in Retail & Fast Food Awards | SDA to fight to protect your take-home pay

What happened in the Fair Work Commission? The Fair Work…

Opinion Piece: Don’t dress up cutting wages as economic reform, it is anything but | March 2017

As she waves through cuts to penalty rates Workplace…

Media release – Tuesday 14th March 2017

Today’s report in The Age ‘Bill Shorten’s penalty rates…

SDA News – Working for you!

Please find below the latest issue of the SDA…

International Women’s Day

Australian women need to join their union now more…

MEDIA RELEASE: Cuts to penalty rates will cost retail and fast food workers more than $1 billion each year

SDA Branch Secretary Chris Gazenbeek said that it was…

Frequent Values February Newsletter

Enjoy 20% off, up to $25 on dining! Click…

SDA defeats total deregulation of shop trading hours.

The state government set up an enquiry into trading…

MEDIA RELEASE: SDA defeats total deregulation of shop trading hours.

The SDA notes that the current trading hours’ regime…

MEDIA RELEASE: SDA successfully opposes unfair H&M agreement

The SDA, the union representing retail, fast food and…

Win Tickets to Broncos, Titans or Lions Games!

MEMBERS, PICK YOUR TEAM, TELL US YOUR PREFERRED GAME…

Woolworths Petrol Announcement

Yesterday Woolworths advised the SDA that ‎on 24 December…

Win Adele Tickets! Winners Announced

We had hundreds of entries in our Win Adele…

The SDA Continues to Argue for the Protection of Its Members

Members deserve the right to rest and spend time…

Easter Sunday – Now a Public Holiday!

The SDA surveyed our members and they told us…

Media release – Thursday 1 December 2016

The SDA, the union for workers in retail, fast…

National Breast Cancer Foundation

This year, SDA Queensland will again be purchasing ribbons…

Queensland Government Retail Trading Hours Review

The SDA surveyed our members extensively on this matter…

SDA Australia Zoo Day!

Thank you to all the members and their families…

Trading Hours Survey (Allowable Hours)

Create your own user feedback survey…

SDA News – Easter Sunday Success!

Please find below the latest issue of the SDA…

Members Accident Insurance: Claim Story

This year, we hit $1million worth of payments since…

MEDIA RELEASE: Easter Sunday Public Holiday Announcement

The Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, has announced that her government…

MEDIA RELEASE: Devastating announcement for Masters staff

The SDA is deeply disappointed with the announcement this…

SDA on Facebook

Keep up to date with the SDA on Facebook!…

Woolworths LIMITED update

What changes are happening at Woolworths Limited? Woolworths Limited recently…

MEDIA RELEASE: Woolworths job loss announcement a difficult day for workers

Today’s announcement that Woolworths is removing 500 head office…

SDA Commissioned Research: Penalty Rates

The SDA along with United Voice commissioned the McKell…

New Website Fitbit competition winners announced!

We are excited to announce the 5 winners: M.…

SDA Family Night: Broncos V Storm

Though a sad end for loyal Broncos supporters, players…

Make your vote count!

Every election is important and this one is no…

Families Wanted – Are you able to to help?

Do you have children aged 4-15 years old? UQ…

SDA News – Mid Year Report

Please find below the June 2016 edition of the…

Trading Hours Application – Comment on Channel 7

On Sunday 12th June, Chris Gazenbeek was approached by…

Important Coles Update

As you are aware, the Fair Work Commission recently…

SDA Family Night – Broncos v Storm

Members, login to the SDA website to buy your…

Thank You – SDA Insurance Claim

Dear Chris, I have just received a cheque from…

New Website FAQ

The SDA  is excited to launch our new website…

The SDA Continues the Fight for Members

The May/June SDA Newsletter has hit the mail boxes and…

MEDIA RELEASE: Fair Work finds majority of Coles workers better off

The Fair Work Commission has today determined that the…

Labour Day in Barcaldine 2016

Barcaldine today is a charming little town in central…

‘2016 – A challenging year

The March/April SDA Newsletter has hit the mail boxes of…

Notice: Fair Work Commission Submission

Have your say competition – winners announced!

The SDA had some great responses to our “Have…

Union Shopper – A Great Deal for Members!

Union Shopper has managed to secure two great voucher…

Protect Penalty Rates Mall Blitz

Labour Day Brisbane 2016

Brisbane

Thank you to all the members who attended the 2016 Labour Day…

Public Holiday: Monday 6th October 2015

Members are advised that Monday, 6 October 2015 is…

‘Leave Our Penalty Rates Alone!” – The SDA September Newsletter

The September/October SDA Newsletter has hit the mail boxes…

MEDIA RELEASE: 7-Eleven Helpline & Website

No matter what your circumstances, you have the right…

MEDIA RELEASE: Workers doorknock Brisbane

Workers doorknock Brisbane; skies fill with penalty rates message…

Broncos Footy Night

MEDIA RELEASE: Productivity Commission recommends creating second-class workforce

A second-class workforce would be created if the Productivity…

Notice: Changes to Queensland Workers Compensation Legislation

The new Queensland State Government have remained true to…

Got a problem at work? The SDA can help

Are you having problems at work but you’re not…

Ombudsman says employers have no right to attend employee medical visits

The following article was quoted in the industrial relations…