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Union win: New family and domestic violence leave from 1 August in Award-covered workplaces

For many years, unions including the SDA have been campaigning for family and domestic violence leave to be included in Modern Awards.    From 1 August this year new unpaid family and violence leave...

Luna Park Family Day

SDA members can get great value on unlimited ride passes for our Luna Park members day on Sunday 26 August. The first 900 sold will be just $10 (limit of five per member); any further sold will be $...

BIG W Top up increase from 1 July

Top up increase from 1 July Negotiations for a new Big W Agreement will start next month. The SDA pushed for an interim pay rise for Big W workers and Grade 2 Retail Associates will receive a top up...

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Don’t Bag Retail Staff – No One Deserves a Serve

With the banning of single use plastic bags across Australia in the coming weeks the union for retail workers the SDA, will launch a special ‘Don’t Bag Retail Staff’ campaign as part of their ongoing...

SDA News - Winter 2018 edition

This quarter's edition of SDA News is available online and contains features on:

Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday – Monday 11 June Coles Supermarkets Employees in NSW and the ACT

Monday, June 11th is the Queen’s Birthday public holiday in New South Wales and the ACT.

Update on negotiations for a new Woolworths Supermarkets Agreement

SDA and Woolworths have met over the past two days as part of negotiations for a new Woolworths Supermarkets Agreement. So far in negotiations progress has been made for SDA Claims including:

ACT Reconciliation Day - Woolworths Supermarkets Employees in the Australian Capital Territory

Monday, 28 May, Reconciliation Day, is a new public holiday in the ACT.  Reconciliation Day marks the start of National Reconciliation week, which aims to strengthen the relationship between the...

Workers robbed of Boxing Day for no reason; December retail figures drop

  MEDIA RELEASE: 7 February 2018

Your take-home pay is protected under proposed Coles Supermarkets Agreement