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Over 200,000 retail, fast food & warehouse workers
standing up for a fair go.

The SDA is the Union for workers in Retail, Fast Food & Warehousing.
We're at work with you.

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Who We Are

We stand together for a fair deal for retail, fast food and warehouse workers to improve your pay and conditions at work.

From pay negotiation to legal advice and free accident insurance, the benefits of being a member of the SDA are huge.

We make sure you know your rights at work and are on hand to help if something goes wrong.

We are your voice at work. And the more members we have, the more we can achieve.


What We Do

  • Better wages & conditions: We will negotiate and fight for the best possible wages and employment conditions on your behalf.
  • Protection & security: Our legal team are experts at dealing with unfair dismissal, wage underpayments, bullying and harassment and worker’s compensation.
  • Workplace Health & Safety: We advocate for safe, healthy and productive workplaces for all our members. And if you’re injured at work, our legal team is there to help you.
  • Advice & support: If you have a question, whether it’s about your roster or your rate of pay, we can help provide you with the right advice and support.

Extra Member Benefits

In addition to negotiating improved pay and conditions for our members and providing legal advice and workplace information and support, SDA members have a large range of additional benefits.

Frequent Values Discount Book

all SDA members receive a range of discounts all year round through Entertainment Book's Frequent Values program tailored specifically to each state and territory.

Events

SDA members are invited to member events throughout the year.

Member Communications

SDA members receive regular updates about industrial matters and important issues at work including pay rises.

Competitions

we run regular competitions throughout the year, exclusive for SDA members!

Improved parental leave at Bunnings

The SDA has consistently advocated for improvements to parental leave at Bunnings for many years. In a fantastic outcome for many Bunnings workers who juggle both family and work responsibilities , the Company have updated their policy. The new policy has a range of improved entitlements for parents, including additional weeks off and superannuation paid on parental leave payments.

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SDA wins overtime for casual workers

The SDA has been successful in its bid to secure overtime rates for casual workers in the retail, fast food, pharmacy and hair and beauty industries, in a case before the Fair Work Commission. The win for casual workers came as part of the SDA’s efforts to protect and advance the terms and conditions contained in the Awards which cover the industries its members work in as part of the 4-yearly review of modern awards which commenced in 2014.

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SDA Membership Fees per week

Please note that payment frequency varies between branches.

AVG. WORK HOURS
PER WEEK

1-9 hours

$3.95
AVG. WORK HOURS
PER WEEK

10-19 hours

$7.00
AVG. WORK HOURS
PER WEEK

20+ hours

$9.80

Join retail, fast food and warehousing workers from across Australia fighting for a fair go at work.

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FAQ

A union is an organisation of workers who join together to achieve common workplace goals through collective bargaining. A union represents workers in a particular industry by negotiating for job security, fair pay and better working conditions. A union provides members with workplace information, support and advice, shop floor representation when a problem arises, and legal representation for underpayments, unfair dismissals and workers compensation.

The SDA can negotiate your wages and conditions with your employer and in Awards so that you don’t have to. We can provide workplace information and support if you have a problem at work. If things get serious, the SDA provides free legal representation for unfair dismissals, underpayments and workers compensation.

Any worker working in the retail, fast food, warehousing, hair and beauty, and modelling industries can join the SDA.

If you’re not a member, we can’t help you. If you have a pre-existing issue when you join, we are unable to help you with that particular issue. However, we will be able to help you with all workplace issues that arise after you’ve joined the SDA.

Yes, you can join the SDA and have full access to all the benefits of union membership even if there are no other union members in your workplace.

No. You have a right to be a union member and that right is protected under General Protections provisions of the Fair Work Act. You do not need to disclose your union membership to your employer unless you wish to.

No. You do not have to tell your employer that you are a member of the union unless you wish to.

The SDA has an office in every state and territory across Australia.

SDA Victoria Branch
Level 3, 65 Southbank Boulevard
SOUTHBANK, VIC 3006

Email: info@sdavic.org
Phone: 03 9698 1400 or 1800 133 048
Website: www.sdavic.org

SDA New South Wales Branch
Level 3, 8 Quay Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000

Email: secretary@sdansw.asn.au
Phone: 02 9281 7022 or 131 732
Website: www.sdansw.org.au

SDA Newcastle and Northern Branch
Level 1, 710 Hunter Street
NEWCASTLE WEST, NSW 2302

Email: secretary@sdan.org.au
Phone: 02 4961 4694
Website: www.sdan.org.au

SDA Queensland Branch
385 St Pauls Terrace
FORTITUDE VALLEY, QLD 4006

Email: secretary@sdaq.asn.au
Phone: 07 3833 9500 or 1800 657 141
Website: www.sdaq.asn.au

SDA South Australia Branch
69 Fullarton Road
KENT TOWN, SA 5067

Email: secretary@sda.com.au
Phone: 08 8139 1000 or 1800 806 398
Website: www.sda.com.au

SDA Western Australia Branch
Level 5, 25 Barrack Street
PERTH, WA 6000

Email: sda@sdawa.asn.au
Phone: 1300 275 732 or 08 9221 4321
Website: www.sdawa.asn.au

SDA Tasmania Branch
72 York Street
LAUNCESTON, TAS 7250

Email: secretary@sdatas.asn.au
Phone: 03 6331 8166
Website: www.sdatas.asn.au

SDA National Office
Level 6 53 Queen Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000

Email: general@sda.org.au
Phone: (03) 8611 7000