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They are very informative and helpful. They keep you up to date with information which affects our work lives. They will support you with unfair dismissal or help you with any concern you have. Best o  


Great service, great knowledge of workplace policies and procedures, free Legal advice, great value for money. These are just some of the benefits, why wouldn’t you want to join?  


I think the question should be this:  Why should somebody not join the SDA? That list would be short.  


When people join together and be part of the union we are helping each other have support and rules for work, I dont want to be the one standing alone!  


News Articles

23rd November 2017
Specialty Fashion Group

SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer expressed deep disappointment at the news that up to 1,000 retail workers across the Specialty Fashion Group may lose their jobs as the company decided to close over 300 stores to 2020. “This is absolutely devastating news for retail workers and their famil ...

22nd November 2017
Priceline Agreement

A new Priceline Agreement has been voted up by a majority of employees and approved by the Fair Work Commission, securing improved pay and conditions for workers. Following negotiations between the Company, all Priceline employees were given the opportunity to vote on whether or not to accept the a ...

Statement on Vickers discontinuation of application to terminate Coles 2011 Agreement The Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) National Secretary Gerard Dwyer said while he was pleased Ms Vickers had discontinued her application to terminate the Coles 2011 enterprise bargaining ...

11th October 2017
Judicial Review Decision

How can you help protect the take-home pay of retail, fast food & pharmacy workers? The SDA and United Voice appealed the Fair Work Commission’s decision to cut penalty rates for retail, fast food, hospitality and pharmacy workers through a judicial review in the Federal Court. Both unio ...

SDA vows to continue fight to protect penalty rates after Federal Court decision The SDA has vowed to continue the fight to protect penalty rates for over 700,000 retail and fast food workers despite a Federal Court ruling upholding the Fair Work Commission decision that slashed Sunday and public h ...

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  Media Statement | 1 July 2020 Essential workers yesterday, wages cut today Gerard Dwyer - ...
Notice to members – Amendment to Rules Members are advised that in accordance with Rule 30 of ...
  The information below was originally written by Luke Henriques-Gomes and published by the Gu ...
Testimonials

They are very informative and helpful. They keep you up to date with information which affects our work lives. They will support you with unfair dismissal or help you with any concern you have. Best o  


Great service, great knowledge of workplace policies and procedures, free Legal advice, great value for money. These are just some of the benefits, why wouldn’t you want to join?  


I think the question should be this:  Why should somebody not join the SDA? That list would be short.  


When people join together and be part of the union we are helping each other have support and rules for work, I dont want to be the one standing alone!  



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