Media Releases

Kmart workers to vote on new agreement: Media Release | 8 November 2018

Around 28,000 Kmart workers across Australia have commenced reviewing…

Woolworths agreement receives 93% yes vote

Woolworths workers vote yes – an overwhelmingly 93% ‘yes’…

Union win: New casual conversion clause, stronger rights for casuals

From  1 October 2018 thousands of casual workers working…

Media Release: Casual workers finally win right to apply to go permanent

Casual workers will tomorrow win the right to request…

Media Release: SDA wins major penalty rate increase for casual workers

The SDA has today won a major case in…

Don’t bag retail staff, as Woolworths plastic bags go

The union representing retail workers welcomes Woolworths’ decision to…

Don’t Bag Retail Staff – No One Deserves a Serve

With the banning of single use plastic bags across…

SDA slams ‘deficient’ franchising code before Senate Inquiry

The SDA, the Union for workers in retail and…

Minimum wage increase step in the right direction for low paid workers

The SDA, the union for workers in retail and…

24/7 Trading was a total flop during the Commonwealth Games

SDA Branch Secretary, Chris Gazenbeek, said today that “24/7…

Media statement | 14 March 2018 SDA seeks improvements for part time workers in Fast Food Industry Award

The SDA is currently seeking to secure significant improvements…

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

The SDA has condemned a submission by the National…

Dominos workers vote ‘yes’ to new agreement

Dominos workers to vote on improved enterprise agreement

Workers are set to vote on an improved Dominos-SDA…

SDA secures overtime rates for casual workers in fast food, retail pharmacy and hair and beauty

The SDA has been successful in its bid to…

Ballot on new Domino’s enterprise agreement rescheduled

The ballot on the new Domino’s enterprise agreement will…

Dominos workers to vote on new enterprise agreement

The SDA has offered broad support to a new…

SDA praises Senate action to protect penalty rates for 700,000 workers

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

Media Statement – Specialty Fashion Group

SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer expressed deep disappointment at…

National disgrace: Federal Govt must act on wage theft epidemic

The Federal Government must act swiftly to address the…

SDA Protect Penalty Rates in Retail and Fast Food

Media Release: SDA vows to continue fight to protect penalty rates after Federal Court decision

The SDA has vowed to continue the fight to…

SDA welcomes Senate Inquiry call to restore penalty rates for 700,000 workers

The SDA has welcomed the Senate Committee Inquiry Report…

Media statement | 13 September 2017

The article in today’s Daily Telegraph ‘Unhappy deals’ misleads…

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

Media release | 11 September 2017 The Fair Work…

Media Release: Cash deliberately misleading on penalty rates

An analysis by the Industrial Relations Minister, Michaelia Cash,…

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

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

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…

SDA Protect Penalty Rates in Retail and Fast Food

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

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

ACTU media release:

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

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…

SDA Protect Penalty Rates for Retail and Fast Food

SDA calls for halt on penalty rate cut to ease hardship of workers

The SDA has today called for the Fair Work…

Media Statement | 20 March 2017

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

Media release – Tuesday 14th March 2017

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

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…

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…

Media release – Thursday 1 December 2016

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

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…

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

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

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

The Fair Work Commission has today determined that the…

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…

MEDIA RELEASE: Productivity Commission recommends creating second-class workforce

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