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Joining the union is the next best thing to having a guardian angel by your side and you can count on that!!  


You should join the SDA because the SDA can give help and guidance. It’s like insurance for your job. Peace of mind with the SDA.  


For us members the organisers are there to help us if we have problems to work through it with the management, then I know exactly what my rights are and that they are being protected  


I appreciate the unions work they are currently doing with the 18+ campaign. I'm doing the same job as an adult and in every other aspect at age 18 I can do all the adult things but I can't get paid a  


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31st August 2017
Coles 31/8/17

Coles and the SDA have held meetings over the past two days as negotiations for a new Coles Supermarkets Agreement continues. Throughout negotiations over the past 2 months there has been significant progress to secure a new agreement that delivers on the SDA objectives of improved penalty rates, p ...

9th August 2017
Coles Meetings

Meetings between the SDA and Coles have continued over the past two days as part of negotiations for a new Coles Supermarkets Agreement. Progress has been made around rostering protections, securing above award part-time provisions, fair access to additional hours and a new right for Coles part-tim ...

Health and Safety Reps (HSRs) are workers in shops, stores and warehouses who make the workplace safer for their fellow workers. They are elected by employees to ensure the highest standards of workplace health and safety are maintained and can take up safety issues with management/employers. HSRs ...

This week, during Safety Demands Action Week, SDA Union Delegates, Health & Safety Reps and Organisers will be out in stores talking to workers about health and safety in their store. Customer abuse and violence is serious health and safety concern for retail and fast food workers across the co ...

Sadly, dealing with abusive and violent customers is increasingly becoming the norm for retail and fast food workers. The SDA, the Union for workers in retail and fast food, is concerned about the immediate and long-term health and safety risks for workers. Following extensive surveying of workers ...

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Testimonials

Joining the union is the next best thing to having a guardian angel by your side and you can count on that!!  


You should join the SDA because the SDA can give help and guidance. It’s like insurance for your job. Peace of mind with the SDA.  


For us members the organisers are there to help us if we have problems to work through it with the management, then I know exactly what my rights are and that they are being protected  


I appreciate the unions work they are currently doing with the 18+ campaign. I'm doing the same job as an adult and in every other aspect at age 18 I can do all the adult things but I can't get paid a