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The SDA is the only union for retail and fast food workers in Australia.

There are over 200,000 workers in the retail, fast food and warehouse industries that choose to be members of the SDA.

Since 1908, we’ve been standing up for a decent wage, fair working conditions and safe workplaces.

We have a local SDA Branch in every state and territory across Australia. If you want to find your local SDA Branch, click here.

We push for improved pay and conditions for retail, fast food and warehouse workers. And if something goes wrong we are here to help – from fixing a roster dispute in your store to free legal representation if you’re unfairly dismissed.

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.

The SDA leads the charge in running campaigns to deliver better outcomes for our members. This includes:

  • protecting public holidays and penalty rates
  • eliminating abuse and violence from customers towards workers
  • calling for equal pay for younger workers by abolishing junior rates

If you’re not a member, join today.