Latest News

Recent news items and publications regarding issues important to our members can be viewed below.

Older articles can be accessed through the ‘Archive’ tab, on the right hand side of the page.

McDonald's Legal Action Notice

The SDA is taking legal action against McDonald’s for denying workers their paid breaks.

Media Release - Do you want lies with that?

Do you want lies with that? 

Media Release - Mammoth Legal Action Lodged against McDonald’s operators

Mammoth Legal Action Lodged against McDonald’s operators


Media Release- Victorian Government Sick Pay Guarantee Scheme

The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association (SDA) applauds the Andrews Government’s launch of the Sick Pay Guarantee scheme for casual

Important Information on Masks and Hot Weather

The current health advice from the Victorian Government requires masks to be worn indoors at work.


Australia's retail supply chain is confronting unprecedented stress, risking the community's access to food and the other essentials, a challenge l

No One Deserves A Serve survey results

In 2020, the No One Deserves A Serve campaign and the work the SDA does around customer abuse and violence shifted its focus toward the pa

SDA members win pay rise!

The Fair Work Commission has handed down the Annual Wage Review decision.

Responding to COVID restrictions

Responding to COVID restrictions

Following the announcement of more lockdown restrictions in late May, we have been ensuring all our members have the latest information about restr

Representing members in roster disputes

Representing members in roster disputes

Every week, we represent dozens of SDA members in roster disputes.

Essential pay rise win

Unions win wage increase for essential workers

The Fair Work Commission has handed down the Annual Wage Review decision.

Airport West Roadshow

Airport West Roadshow

We hit the ground running in 2021 with a roadshow to the Airport West Region from February 8 to February 14.

Win at 7-Eleven


Many members will recall the shocking working conditions in 7-Eleven stores revealed by the ABC’s Four Corners program in 2015.

No One Deserves A Serve as Victoria Re-Opens

Customer abuse and violence is a serious workplace health and safety issue.

Give us a break McDonald's

Give us a break McDonald's!

“I have never received a paid break in my whole time working at Macca’s.”


Unions make workplaces safer

Unions make our workplaces safer

2020 has been a unique and incredibly difficult year for thousands of SDA members who, as essential workers, have worked on the front line of the C

SDA Media Release

SDA applauds the Andrews Government’s historic decision to underwrite casuals’ sick leave

Quotes from Michael Donovan, Victorian Secretary of the SDA - the union for retail, fast food, warehouse and online retail workers

HSR Spotlight

HSR Spotlight

Health & Safety Representatives (HSRs) have always played an essential role in keeping stores safe, but they have become even more important th

Shoppers should respect retail workers as Victoria opens up

All Victorians deserve congratulations for bringing the state’s second wave of COVID-19 to heel.

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Update on Village Cinemas Movie Tickets

SDA members have access to exclusive benefits and discounts, including discount movie tickets for Village Cinemas.