Union Win: New Freezer Jackets at Woolies

The SDA is pleased to announce that Woolworths Supermarkets employees will have access to NEW freezer jackets from October 2018 thanks to SDA members in Queensland and New South Wales who reported concerns about wearing dirty and unhygienic freezer jackets … Continued


On Sunday 3 June 2018 the SDA, the union for retail workers, alongside local workers, retailers and business owners launched an advertising campaign demanding the Liberal Government stop its plan to deregulate shop trading hours. State Premier Steven Marshall plans … Continued

Bunnings introduce improvements to parental leave

Bunnings recently updated their company parental leave policy which includes a range of improvements for workers. This is a fantastic outcome for workers, as the SDA has consistently advocated for improvements to parental leave at Bunnings for many years. The … Continued

It’s Time to Change the Rules for Workers

Australia’s workplace laws are broken. Big businesses continue to make record profits yet many workers are stuck in insecure work and feeling the effects of stagnant wage growth. That’s why the SDA is proudly supporting the Australian Council of Trade … Continued

Easter Opening Hours

From Friday 30 March to Monday April 2 2018, the SDA Office and SDA Member Support Hotline will not be available. We hope you have a happy Easter.

How Deregulated Trading Hours Could Hurt South Australians

“Existing trading hours in South Australia should be retained to maintain healthy competition in the South Australian economy, to ensure that small, independent businesses within the state are not put out of business, and that more money and jobs are … Continued

Coles Workers Vote Yes on New Agreement

Coles workers have overwhelmingly voted to accept a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement which delivers an immediate payment to workers, delivers pay rises for every worker, protects take home pay, improves penalty rates and secures hard won union conditions. The new … Continued