SDA secures draft new Agreement for Coles employees

Coles and the SDA have agreed on a draft new EBA to cover retail store team members. The SDA set out to negotiate the Agreement with four key priorities, endorsed at multiple meetings by SDA Delegates from stores throughout Australia: … Continued

What is a Health & Safety Rep?

The SDA has a large network of Health and Safety Representatives who help keep the health and safety of workers a priority. Health and Safety Reps (HSRs) are workers in shops, stores and warehouses who make the workplace safer for … Continued

Payslips: why you need to keep them.

Retail, fast food & warehouse workers should always receive regular pay slips and keep them! Legally, you must receive a pay slip – either printed or electronic – within 1 working day of your pay day. It might not seem … Continued

Your DC News – August 2017

Your August DC News is available online, click here to read it now. Top stories include: Campaigning on better loading and penalties at Coles EP SDA appeals penalty rates decision in Federal Court New rights for casual workers You will also receive a copy … Continued


In good news for casual workers, unions have won an important case to help secure better rights for casual workers. Unions, including the SDA, are working hard to address the growing problem of casual work and casualisation of Australia’s workforce. … Continued

SDA and Coles begin negotiations for new Agreement

Today the SDA met with Coles to begin negotiations for a new Coles Agreement and the Company provided their opening position. Tomorrow, we’ll be taking our list of claims to the Company. Over the last week, Coles SDA Delegates from … Continued