S – Someone to help when things aren’t right D –Doing a great job getting the best deal for members A – And lots of fun, games, competitions and discounts!!
The SDA is always working at getting the best and safest conditions for you and if something goes wrong they are there for you.
Being a member of the SDA is important because I'm not good at speaking up so I need assitance to help negotiate on my behalf.
I call the union for handling problems if I ever have any in my workplace, they always respond in a fast and timely manner to help resolve them!
Answers to your common questions
How much does it cost?
SDA fees are modest and charged weekly through your pay. Fees are deducted according to the hours you work:
|Membership Fees as at 1 January 2016|
|Less than 10 hours a week||$ 3.95|
|10 hours or more but less than 20 hours per week||$ 6.80|
|20 hours or more a week||$ 9.50|
All fees include GST
What if I have no hours?
If you are on payroll deductions and you work no hours in any particular week you do not pay fees for that week.
Are tax fees tax deductible?
Yes. Your Union fees are 100% tax deductible. You can claim the cost of your fees as a deduction.
What happens if I leave?
If you are on payroll deductions and you conclude your employment your fees will automatically cease.
If I change jobs, does my SDA membership follow me?
No. That’s why it’s important that members contact the SDA when they change jobs. It would be terrible if a problem arose in your new workplace and you do not have the protection of the SDA.
Can't find the answer to your question?
We're happy to answer any questions. Please phone us on 1300 275 732 or email ASKSDA@sdawa.asn.au