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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  


With the upcoming EBA negotiations it's great to have someone pushing our company for better conditions in my workplace.  


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  


Joining the union is the next best thing to having a guardian angel by your side and you can count on that!!  


Does your store have a health & safety rep?

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  • 9th August 2017

Health and Safety Reps (HSRs) are workers in shops, stores and warehouses who make the workplace safer for their fellow workers.

They are elected by employees to ensure the highest standards of workplace health and safety are maintained and can take up safety issues with management/employers.

HSRs receive proper training on how to recognise and report safety hazards and follow important processes until the issue is resolved.

All Health and Safety Reps receive paid training each year, which ensures their knowledge and problem-solving skills are regularly updated.

They can assist you if you need help raising or dealing with a health or safety concern in your workplace. If you raise a safety issue with your supervisor or store manager, make sure you tell your Health and Safety Rep too.

HSRs know what unsafe work practices look like and what needs to be done to address them.

It’s important for workers on the shopfloor or in the warehouse to take an active role in workplace health and safety and that any concerns are taken seriously by their employer.

HSRs help give employees greater participation and opportunity to address safety issues with management.

In general, any employee can nominate for the position of Health and Safety Rep and, if elected, serve a three-year term.

If you’re interested in becoming an SDA HSR in your workplace, contact the SDA today.

If you don’t know who your elected HSR is in your store, call the SDA to find out. 


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Testimonials

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  


With the upcoming EBA negotiations it's great to have someone pushing our company for better conditions in my workplace.  


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  


Joining the union is the next best thing to having a guardian angel by your side and you can count on that!!  



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