Landmark change to Easter Sunday a win for workers

Thousands of South Aussie retail and fast food workers are set to receive extra pay next Easter, with the State Government introducing legislation to make Easter Sunday a public holiday.   The SDA – the state’s largest union – welcomes this … Continued

New Assistant Secretary Appointed

The SDA South Australia and the Northern Territory is excited to introduce our Assistant Secretary – Jordan Mumford. After almost 30 years as an SDA Official, Secretary and Assistant Secretary, Sonia Romeo is moving on to a new role. Sonia … Continued

SafeWork SA and SDA Join Forces

Significant partnership established between SDA Union and SafeWork SA to tackle abuse and violence in retail industry SDA Union and SafeWork SA have joined forces to tackle abuse and violence towards retail workers. The state regulator has signed onto the … Continued

SDA takes Officeworks overtime issue to Federal Court

Since 2021, the SDA has been in dispute with Officeworks regarding their failure to roster full-time employees in accordance with the Officeworks Enterprise Agreement. Under the Officeworks Agreement, full-time workers cannot be rostered to work more than 19 days in … Continued

Paid parking legislation is a win for workers

The SDA welcomes today’s announcement by the Malinauskas Labor Government that it will deliver on its commitment to stop paid parking at Tea Tree Plaza.  The legislation will require local governments to approve the imposition of paid parking controls at … Continued

Union win: Significant pay rise won without delay

The Fair Work Commission has handed down their Annual Wage Review decision, announcing pay rises for millions of workers.  From 1 July, the minimum wage will increase by 5.2% and there will be at least an increase of 4.6% for … Continued

Easter Sunday must become a public holiday in SA

The SDA  is calling on the new State Labor Government to bring South Australia into line with the rest of mainland Australia and make Easter Sunday a public holiday. In 2022, South Australia stands as the only mainland state or … Continued