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SDA News - Autumn 2017 edition

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

SDA Delegates Meet to Start the Year Off

Boxing Day Trading Review

In late 2015, the NSW Government introduced changes to the Retail Trading Act 2008 (NSW) to allow for a trial of retail trading on Boxing Day.

Rules Update

Following a review of the Branch rules amendments to rules 

Check your Easter entitlements

The Easter long weekend is just a few weeks away. The SDA has produced guides setting out the entitlements to time off across the Easter period (April 14-17) and ANZAC Day (April 25) as entitlements...

Fair Work Commission decision on penalty rates

The SDA is deeply disappointed by the Fair Work Commission’s decision to cut Sunday and public holiday penalty rates for retail and fast food workers covered by the Award with no compensation to...

SDA News - Summer 2016 edition

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

Tertiary students can apply for assistance

Each year the SDA offers a Tertiary Education Assistance Program to 16 members studying at university or TAFE. There is $1200 support available for university students and $600 for TAFE students.

Hope You Enjoyed Labour Day!

I hope you enjoyed your Labour Day long weekend with family and friends. If you worked on the public holiday check your payslip to make sure you were paid correctly. Set out in the tables below are...

Coles Online - Safety Concerns for Personal Shoppers and Delivery Drivers

The Union has become aware over recent months of a number of health and safety concerns for delivery drivers and workers picking orders for Coles Online. We have had some positive discussions with...