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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...

Big W Roster Changes & Reduction In Part-Time Hours - Update

Our members would be aware that following calls from our members and Delegates about their concerns around roster changes and reduction in part-time hours, the SDA prepared and sent a Union News...

SDA Family Day at Luna Park

We are holding a Family Day at Luna Park in Sydney on Sunday 28 August 2016. SDA members and their family and friends receive a substantial discount on usual prices on this special Family Day.

Pay Rise at Bunnings Warehouse and Small Format Stores

The SDA, your Union, has been negotiating for pay rises and a new Enterprise Agreement with Bunnings. Negotiations for a new Agreement are well advanced and will continue.

Pay Rise at Coles Supermarkets

A pay increase at Coles Supermarket will be payable from the first full pay period commencing on or after 4 Jul 2016. A summary of the hourly wage rates for permanent and casual Store Team Members is...

Pay Rise at Dan Murphy's

The SDA has been negotiating for pay rises and a new Agreement with Dan Murphy's.