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Mannequins & Models Award

In June this year, the Fair Work commission granted a 3.3% wage increase for employees throughout Australia working under Modern Awards. This article outlines the wages for mannequins and models working under the Mannequins and Models Award 2010.

What Happens If Disaster Strikes At Work

Sadly, we’re seeing an increasing number of tragic events occurring at our workplaces, such as what took place in Bourke Street earlier this year, and the fatal stabbing at Doncaster’s Westfield Shopping Plaza.

These incidents affected us all, given the number of lives lost and the fact that they took place at places we know well. For many people, it occurred at or near their work.

Supporting Life Saving Research

The SDA continues to support life saving research funded by the NBCF:


Spreading the Word

The SDA gets out and about to various events to educate people on their rights and the work of the Union.

October is 2-for-1 At Guardian Health & Fitness

SDA members can bring a friend, have some fun, and get fitter during the month of October at Guardian Health and Fitness.

It's time to warm up with some heart pumping group fitness sessions that will shake you out of your winter rut and get you active again.

That’s two people training for a total cost of just $10!


How It Works

Judicial Review Decision

How can you help protect the take-home pay of retail, fast food & pharmacy workers?

We Want Free Parking For Staff At Southland To Continue

The SDA is totally opposed to Westfield imposing unfair car parking charges on retail and fast food workers at Southland.

SDA Is The Union For Retail & Fast Food Workers

The SDA is the only union for workers in the retail and fast food industry.  It is registered under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act an

No One Deserves A Serve

More than 85% of retail and fast food workers are abused by customers at work.