The SDA is a national union that represents workers in the retail, fast food and warehouse sectors. At the SDA we pride ourselves on being a professional organisation that negotiates the best conditions for our members.
The sectors we represent enjoy some of the best pay and conditions in the country. Over the years these pay rates and conditions have been negotiated collectively to ensure your rights are upheld.
The SDA has a strong working relationship with employers at both a state and national level. We work hard to ensure that the SDA is well respected within the industry, to ensure all members are represented and that all members are protected.
New Campaign Campaigns
REMOVE THE COVID-19 TESTING SITE AT BUNNINGS WEST FOOTSCRAYSDA Organiser Aleks Velanovski has been raising safety issues at Bunnings Footscray West throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. When Aleks raised the issue of customers coming into the store after being tested for COVID-19, he was told that the testing site could not be moved because Bunnings wanted it to stay. Test recipients continue to come into the store after they are tested. This incredibly dangerous behaviour puts workers’ safety at risk. It has become clear that the only solution to this problem is the complete removal of the COVID-19 testing site.7 of 100 SignaturesCreated by SDA Victoria
Staff car parking: #KeepItFreeMost paid parking schemes have a free period of 2-3 hours, and then charge for every hour thereafter. This means that almost no customers pay for parking, but staff have to pay for every shift they work. Full-time workers in shopping centres will have to pay hundreds of dollars per month if these shopping centres start charging for parking. Sign the SDA’s petition to #KeepItFree!465 of 500 SignaturesCreated by SDA Victoria
PETITION TO THE PREMIER DANIEL ANDREWS FOR FREE AND SAFE PARKING FOR RETAIL AND FAST FOOD WORKERSRetail and fast food workers perform a very important role for the community. Very often they live long distances from work across suburbs and have no choice but to drive to work. Traditionally in the majority of cases parking at work has been free for retail and fast food workers. Recently Southland has announced plans charge workers for parking. Southland workers could be forced to fork out up to $1300 a year extra. This is a cost retail and fast food workers cannot afford and do not deserve. There is also a health and safety risk if workers must park a long distance away at night. We call upon the Victorian Government to amend planning laws to require shopping centre owners to provide free and safe parking for retail and fast food workers at their centres. The SDA stands with workers against unfair parking charges.3,923 of 4,000 SignaturesCreated by SDA Union