Who Is the SDA

What is a Union

The SDA is the union for retail, fast food and warehousing workers.

A union is formed when a group of employees in a particular trade or industry come together to defend and promote their wages and working conditions through common action.

The SDA promotes the interests and defends the rights of members. It gives members support and advice when negotiating with employers. Union affairs tend to be very time consuming and therefore full-time union officials are necessary to do the various jobs that must be done if a union is to succeed in its aims.

The SDA is a strong, efficient and progressive union, staffed by dedicated officials experienced in dealing with management at all levels.


Who is the SDA

The SDA is a national union that represents workers in the retail, fast food and warehouse sectors. At the SDA we pride ourselves on being a professional organisation that negotiates the best conditions for our members.

The sectors we represent enjoy some of the best pay and conditions in the country. Over the years these pay rates and conditions have been negotiated collectively to ensure your rights are upheld.

The SDA has a strong working relationship with employers at both a state and national level. We work hard to ensure that the SDA is well respected within the industry, to ensure all members are represented and that all members are protected.

What we do

We protect members against unfair practices and give support with a wide range of services. These include:

  • Free legal advice
  • Support with Workers Compensation
  • Health and safety
  • Free confidential phone advice
  • Accident insurance
  • Text book scholarships

The SDA protects its members against threats to their jobs and unfair practices such as:

  • Unfair dismissal
  • Victimisation
  • Intimidation
  • Bullying
  • Sexual harassment
  • Discrimination

The SDA makes sure its members are receiving the entitlements they deserve.


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