Why Join?

Simply, joining the SDA provides you with protection at work and better conditions.

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Higher Wages

Union members get paid more. We collectively bargain with employers, so you get more pay. The more members we have, the stronger we are when we negotiate.

You’re not on your own

Unfortunately you won’t always be treated fairly at work. Problems arise, and if they do the SDA is here to help.

It can be intimidating to deal with a big company or manager. We provide assistance with industrial advice, bullying and sexual harassment, legal advice and social welfare.

Any SDA members that are having workplace issues can contact us for prompt and accurate advice on 9698 1400 or 1800 133 048.

Workplace Safety

We believe that workers have the right to a safe and healthy work environment, and the right to return home without injury.

The SDA has a large network of Health and Safety representatives that monitor workplaces to ensure that employers comply with legislated health & safety laws.

Visit the Victorian Government’s WorkSafe website for further information.