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SDA News - Summer 2018 edition

This quarter's edition of SDA News is available online and contains features on:

Holiday opening hours

The SDA office and information centre will be closed for the following public holidays:

SDA raises over $10,000 for National Breast Cancer Foundation

In late September the Branch hosted a charity fundraising breakfast with special guests Greg "Brandy" Alexander and breast cancer survivor Karen Foster.

AEC Notice - E2018/180

A copy of the AEC Notice in E2018/180 for the SDA NSW Branch is available here

SDA wins increases to penalty rates on weeknights and Saturdays

  After a long and hard-fought battle, the SDA has been successful in winning a penalty rate increase for casual employees. This win means that casual workers covered by the Retail Award will receive...

Great news for Woolies workers - new Agreement overwhelmingly voted up!

Following a ballot of Woolworths Supermarket employees, an overwhelming majority have voted yes in favour of the proposed Agreement.  62% of eligible Woolworths Supermarkets employees voted in the...

Tertiary students can apply for assistance

Each year the SDA offers a Tertiary Education Assistance Program to 16 members studying at university or TAFE. There is $1200 support available for university students and $600 for TAFE students.

Important Woolworths Agreement Update

Elizabeth, Woolworths worker, says she'll be voting yes on the new Agreement because

Union win: New family and domestic violence leave from 1 August in Award-covered workplaces

For many years, unions including the SDA have been campaigning for family and domestic violence leave to be included in Modern Awards.    From 1 August this year new unpaid family and violence leave...

Luna Park Family Day

SDA members can get great value on unlimited ride passes for our Luna Park members day on Sunday 26 August. The first 900 sold will be just $10 (limit of five per member); any further sold will be $...