What does the SDA NSW do?
The SDA works to protect and to advance the wages and working conditions of our members in retail, fast food, warehousing, modelling and hair and beauty. Unions are responsible for the wages and working conditions of most Australian workers.
What does SDA NSW mean?
About the SDA The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association (SDA) is a trade union representing workers in the retail, fast-food and warehousing industries. Across these industries we fight for better wages and conditions and offer value for money membership.
What benefits does the SDA NSW offer its members?
All SDA members instantly gain access to:
- Legal representation with workplace disputes and workers’ compensation.
- Negotiation of higher wages and improved conditions of work.
- Free Insurance coverage for injuries that happen on the way to and from work.
- Extensive Member Discounts including: Discount movie tickets.
How do I leave the SDA?
If you join the SDA then change your mind or later decide you don’t want to be a member, you can resign by sending us a signed letter of resignation (or email containing a hand written signature). We will then instruct your employer to stop deducting Union fees and your membership with the SDA will cease.
What can I use my SDA card for?
All financial members receive an SDA membership card. Printed with your name, members can use their card to show-and-save at participating establishments and services as well as access to the Frequent Values™ by Entertainment™ program.
What discounts do SDA members get?
SDA members enjoy year-round access to everyday savings and exclusive offers through the Frequent Values Program. Enjoy thousands of incredible 2 for 1 deals, and 20% off deals across dining, takeaway, activities, shopping, travel and more!
Is SDA a good union?
There are more than a quarter of a million workers covered by dodgy Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association (SDA) workplace agreements that pay below Award rates.
Who does the SDA cover?
The SDA is the Union for Retail, Fast Food and Warehousing workers. We are second largest trade union in Australia, with over 200,000 members. It has Branches in every state and one in the Newcastle, Hunter Valley and Central Coast region.
Is the SDA a good union?
How much does it cost to join the SDA?
The new membership fees, operative from 1 July 2021 are: Members working less than 10 hours per week $ 4.20. Members working 10 hours but less than 20 hours per week $ 7.50. Members working 20 hours per week or more $10.50.
Can you claim SDA on tax?
Your member fees are 100% tax deductible. At the end of the financial year when you file your tax return, you can claim your membership fees as a deduction.
How much does it cost to be a member of the SDA?
Member fees are calculated according to the amount of hours you expect to work (inclusive of GST): 0 to 9 hours per week: $8.40 per fortnight. 10 to 19 hours per week: $15.00 per fortnight. 20 hours or more per week: $21.00 per fortnight.