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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.  


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  


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


I call the union for handling problems if I ever have any in my workplace, they always respond in a fast and timely manner to help resolve them!  


Are you losing out on money at work?

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  • 12th July 2017

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’s not optional – it’s the law!

The SDA is helping more and more members who are being short-changed. In many cases, workers aren’t sure what their rights are.

Have you ever had to do one of the following?

  • Come in and work before your rostered shift begins
  • Work through rest pauses or meal breaks
  • “Clock off” and then go back to work
  • Work after your roster, say for an extra 10 to 15 minutes  
  • Come in on your day off or while on leave

If you have, you should have been paid for that time.

It may seem like a few minutes here or there but if it’s happening every shift it can start to add up. It’s money lost that’s rightfully yours.

It’s also important to know that your employer should not change your roster deliberately to avoid penalties you would otherwise be entitled to.

What do you do if this has happened to you?

Ask for help and be sure of your rights. Get in touch with your SDA Delegate or Organiser or give ASKSDA a call on 1300 275 732.

If you think you’re not being paid properly, we can help you to work out what you are owed and how to approach this with your employer.

Most SDA members are covered by an SDA-negotiated Agreement. Your Agreement also contains specific provisions about payment for time worked and what your entitlements are.

We can help answer questions about the provisions set out in your Agreement.

Not a member of the SDA? Join today.

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Testimonials

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.  


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  


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


I call the union for handling problems if I ever have any in my workplace, they always respond in a fast and timely manner to help resolve them!  



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