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ACTU media release:

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

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Protecting public holidays for retail and fast food workers

The SDA has a long history of protecting public…

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Enjoy Easter Sunday, thanks to the SDA!

Today is the first year that Easter Sunday has…

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2017 Textbook Scholarships

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

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

The SDA has called for a 10% increase to…

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

Yesterday, the SDA applied to raise the base rate…

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Media Statement | 20 March 2017

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

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Frequent Values March Newsletter

Enjoy even more great savings! Click here for more…

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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…

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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…

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Media release – Tuesday 14th March 2017

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

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SDA News – Working for you!

Please find below the latest issue of the SDA…

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International Women’s Day

Australian women need to join their union now more…

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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…

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Frequent Values February Newsletter

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

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SDA defeats total deregulation of shop trading hours.

The state government set up an enquiry into trading…

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

The SDA notes that the current trading hours’ regime…

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MEDIA RELEASE: SDA successfully opposes unfair H&M agreement

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

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Win Tickets to Broncos, Firebirds, Titans or Lions Games!

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

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Woolworths Petrol Announcement

Yesterday Woolworths advised the SDA that ‎on 24 December…

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Win Adele Tickets! Winners Announced

We had hundreds of entries in our Win Adele…

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The SDA Continues to Argue for the Protection of Its Members

Members deserve the right to rest and spend time…

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Easter Sunday – Now a Public Holiday!

The SDA surveyed our members and they told us…

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Media release – Thursday 1 December 2016

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

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National Breast Cancer Foundation

This year, SDA Queensland will again be purchasing ribbons…

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Queensland Government Retail Trading Hours Review

The SDA surveyed our members extensively on this matter…

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SDA Australia Zoo Day!

Thank you to all the members and their families…

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Trading Hours Survey (Allowable Hours)

Create your own user feedback survey…

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SDA News – Easter Sunday Success!

Please find below the latest issue of the SDA…

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Members Accident Insurance: Claim Story

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

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MEDIA RELEASE: Easter Sunday Public Holiday Announcement

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

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MEDIA RELEASE: Devastating announcement for Masters staff

The SDA is deeply disappointed with the announcement this…

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SDA on Facebook

Keep up to date with the SDA on Facebook!…

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Woolworths LIMITED update

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

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

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

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SDA Commissioned Research: Penalty Rates

The SDA along with United Voice commissioned the McKell…

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New Website Fitbit competition winners announced!

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

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SDA Family Night: Broncos V Storm

Though a sad end for loyal Broncos supporters, players…

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Make your vote count!

Every election is important and this one is no…

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Families Wanted – Are you able to to help?

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

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SDA News – Mid Year Report

Please find below the June 2016 edition of the…

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Trading Hours Application – Comment on Channel 7

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

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Important Coles Update

As you are aware, the Fair Work Commission recently…

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SDA Family Night – Broncos v Storm

Members, login to the SDA website to buy your…

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Thank You – SDA Insurance Claim

Dear Chris, I have just received a cheque from…

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New Website FAQ

The SDA  is excited to launch our new website…

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The SDA Continues the Fight for Members

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

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

The Fair Work Commission has today determined that the…

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Labour Day in Barcaldine 2016

Barcaldine today is a charming little town in central…

March 2016 Edition

‘2016 – A challenging year

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

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Notice: Fair Work Commission Submission

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Have your say competition – winners announced!

The SDA had some great responses to our “Have…

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Union Shopper – A Great Deal for Members!

Union Shopper has managed to secure two great voucher…

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Labour Day Brisbane 2016

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

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Public Holiday: Monday 6th October 2015

Members are advised that Monday, 6 October 2015 is…

Leave Penalty Rates Alone 2015 Edition

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

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

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MEDIA RELEASE: 7-Eleven Helpline & Website

No matter what your circumstances, you have the right…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Workers doorknock Brisbane

Workers doorknock Brisbane; skies fill with penalty rates message…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Productivity Commission recommends creating second-class workforce

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

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Notice: Changes to Queensland Workers Compensation Legislation

The new Queensland State Government have remained true to…

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Got a problem at work? The SDA can help

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

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Ombudsman says employers have no right to attend employee medical visits

The following article was quoted in the industrial relations…