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I appreciate the unions work they are currently doing with the 18+ campaign. I'm doing the same job as an adult and in every other aspect at age 18 I can do all the adult things but I can't get paid a  


For us members the organisers are there to help us if we have problems to work through it with the management, then I know exactly what my rights are and that they are being protected  


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  


Being a member of the SDA is important because I'm not good at speaking up so I need assitance to help negotiate on my behalf.  


News Articles

26th July 2017
Coles Update

The SDA and Coles met today as part of negotiations for a new Coles Supermarkets Agreement. Progress was made on improved tea breaks and new part-time clauses. The company has proposed an Award based model for the new agreement with many changes being proposed. The SDA’s aim continues to be ...

The SDA held meetings with Coles for a new Agreement last week. We have now formally responded to the Coles draft for a new Agreement which is an Award based platform. This delivers on SDA claims for higher penalty rates and other compliance issues. However, the SDA remains committed to ensuring t ...

Retail, fast food & warehouse workers should always receive regular pay slips and keep them! Legally, you must receive a pay slip – either printed or electronic – within 1 working day of your pay day. It might not seem important to check your pay slips but they are detailed records ...

Important information for retail & fast food workers. It doesn’t matter how old you are, if you’re on check-out or drive-thru or whether you’re full-time or casual – you must be paid for all work done. Your employer is legally bound to pay you for all work done. It&rsqu ...

The SDA has always worked hard to ensure you get a fair go when it comes to the pay and conditions set out in your McDonald’s Agreement. The McDonald’s Agreement expired on 24 June 2017 and the SDA is now looking to secure a new Agreement with the Company. As this process continues, it ...

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Testimonials

I appreciate the unions work they are currently doing with the 18+ campaign. I'm doing the same job as an adult and in every other aspect at age 18 I can do all the adult things but I can't get paid a  


For us members the organisers are there to help us if we have problems to work through it with the management, then I know exactly what my rights are and that they are being protected  


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  


Being a member of the SDA is important because I'm not good at speaking up so I need assitance to help negotiate on my behalf.  



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