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SDA Calls For Wage Increases to Offset Penalty Rate Cuts

Media Release: 29/03/2017

Wins, Losses & Business as Usual

Penalty Rates Case

Employees the Big Losers - Bosses the Big Winners

  • Retail and pharmacy workers lose 50% for working on Sunday.
  • Workers lose 25% for working on public holidays.

2-For-1 Month at Luna Park This May

During May 2017, when you visit Luna Park, and buy one ticket, you'll get another for free*.


How it Works

Paid Parental Leave Protected - For Now

Last year, the SDA ran a strong campaign to protect Paid Parental Leave (PPL) after the Federal Coalition Government proposed cuts that would leave

Mildura Roadshow

The ‘SDA Mildura Roadshow’ landed in Mildura in the week beginning 13 February.

Fighting For Exploited 7-Eleven Workers

When the systemic underpayment and exploitation of 7-Eleven workers was revealed by ABC’s Four Corners and Fairfax Media in 2015, the nation was ag

Big W Endeavour Hills Closes Its Doors

Big W Endeavour Hills opened in 1984, and closed its doors for the last time on 15 January 2017.

Rest Tops the Crop

REST has consistently delivered long-term investment performance for its customers since it was established in 1988.

As at December 2016, its largest investment option, the Core Strategy, had returned +8.69% p.a. since July 1988.

Your Long Service Leave Questions Answered

The SDA was at the frontline in lobbying the State Government for better and fairer long service leave benefits. Improvements were made in 2005.

Understanding the laws can be confusing! So let’s look at some of the most commonly asked questions about long service leave:

All of these FAQ's and more are also available from the FAQ section 


Q: How much long service leave am I entitled to and when is it due?