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Woolworths Job Loss Announcement a Difficult Day for Workers

Today’s announcement that Woolworths is removing 500 head office and supply chain jobs and closing 21 stores across the country will be difficult n

Devastating announcement for Masters Staff

The SDA is deeply disappointed with the announcement this afternoon that Masters stores will cease trading by mid-December across the country.

Waiting For Fairness - Or Not!

At the time of writing this editorial, we are still awaiting a decision in the major penalty rates case which has been running in the Fair Work Com

What's Happening With Christmas Day this Year

Update:We've won Christmas day as a public holiday.

More info here

This year, Christmas Day falls on a Sunday.

Workers Make Penalty Rates a Key Election Issue

Thanks to SDA and other union members, the spotlight on penalty rates in the lead up to the Federal Election campaign shone bright and wide.

Vale Maurice Reed

Maurice Reed copped the ‘double whammy’ when he took over as SDA Victoria State Secretary in 1991.

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Burns in the Workplace

Burns are a very common type of injury in workplaces, particularly in fast food.

Hair & Beauty Workers

In June of this year, the Fair Work Commission granted a 2.4% wage increase for employees throughout Australia working under Modern Awards.

Injured? Just Give Us a Call

Too often, SDA retail, fast food and warehouse workers injured on the job don’t receive their full entitlements under the WorkCover system.