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Kmart workers overwhelmingly vote ‘yes’ to new agreement

A new enterprise bargaining agreement that protects take home…

SDA slams ‘deficient’ franchising code before Senate Inquiry

The SDA, the Union for workers in retail and…

10 GOOD REASONS TO BE AN SDA MEMBER

Australian retail and fast food workers are some of…

Change the Rules: The System is Broken

The ACTU has mounted a national campaign titled ‘Change…

Your money checklist to get back on track

Be a boss of money matters this year by…

SDA SUBMISSION ON WORKERS COMPENSATION REVIEW

Every five years, the State Workplace Relations Minister conducts…

SICK LEAVE: ARE YOU CONFUSED?

History of Sick Leave The early pioneers of the…

SDA Protects Casual Jobs

Every week we hear, “Yeah, but I’m only a…

Is a happy worker a healthy and productive worker?

In my 20+ years with the union working around…

223,268 further reasons to join the union

Most members I speak to tell me that they…

Get organised in the DC’s

One of the core functions of the SDA is…

Are you a nightfiller?

For 50 years, nightfill has been an integral part…

Collective Bargaining Under Pressure

On January 10 the Commonwealth Department of Employment released…

THE SDA: A FLURRY OF POSITIVE ACTIVITY

Coles After 15 months of hard work by SDA…

Media statement | 23 April 2018 | SDA welcomes approval of Coles Agreement

The SDA has today welcomed the approval of the…

No One deserves a serve STOP customer violence and abuse in Retail and Fast Food

UNION FOR RETAIL AND FAST FOOD WORKERS HOSTS ROUNDTABLE TO TACKLE CUSTOMER ABUSE EPIDEMIC

The SDA is bringing together major employers, industry peak…

Media statement | 14 March 2018 Retailers 0% pay increase completely out of touch

The SDA has condemned a submission by the National…

Media statement | 26 February 2018 Coles workers vote yes on new agreement

Coles workers have overwhelmingly voted to accept a new…

Q&A with Diane Kirk and Veronica Buckley SDA Information Officers

Each week we receive hundreds of phone calls from…

Shop Steward Quiz

If you are a Shop Steward, grab a cup…

ROSTER CHANGES: SIMILAR PROBLEMS DIFFERENT OUTCOMES

Recently there have been a number of issues with…

Don’t Blame the Union

During my latest visits to workplaces, I have recently…

WORKERS COMPENSATION: WHO IS COVERED?

All workers are covered by workers’ compensation including casuals.…

Casual Members: You do have rights

When a new employee entered the retail industry forty…

Members Speak Up!

Unless we are fortunate to win lotto or strike…

No One deserves a serve STOP customer violence and abuse in Retail and Fast Food

No One Deserves a Serve

Leading up to Christmas last year, the SDA launched…

2018: Year of the EBA

Background Enterprise bargaining has been extremely important for SDA…

Dominos workers vote ‘yes’ to new agreement

PART-TIME EMPLOYEES ARE NOT CASUAL EMPLOYEES

“Congratulations, you have become a part-time employee. You start…

AIR CONDITIONING AND EXCESSIVE HEAT

Over the summer period, the union receives many calls…

SDA Supporting Members in Retail, Fast Food, Warehousing - Margaret McKeand

INSPIRATIONAL MARGARET MCKEAND CANCER SURVIVOR

I first met Margaret when she attended her first…

BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE

The union has faced significant challenges throughout 2017 but…

Warehouse News: SDA Wins job back for Casual Member

The SDA has had a long tradition of looking…

SDA continues push for better wages and conditions for Domino’s workers

Media release | 11 September 2017 The Fair Work…

MAKE IT FAIR: FAMILY FRIENDLY TEST CASE IN THE FAIR WORK COMMISSION

The SDA supports the ACTU’s push for the right…

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…

UPDATE ON MINIMUM WAGE / AWARD RATES OF PAY

The Fair Work Commission has handed down the Annual…

Woolworths Petrol Announcement

Yesterday Woolworths advised the SDA that ‎on 24 December…

Queensland Government Retail Trading Hours Review

The SDA surveyed our members extensively on this matter…

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…

Families Wanted – Are you able to to help?

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

Trading Hours Application – Comment on Channel 7

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

Union Shopper – A Great Deal for Members!

Union Shopper has managed to secure two great voucher…

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: 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…