Shop Distributive & Allied Employees' Association



Level 3/ 65 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank VIC 3006
About Us
Who is the SDA

The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees' Association (SDA) is the largest union in Australia, with more than 220,000 members nationally. In Victoria alone, the SDA has over 50,000 members.

The retail industry is a challenging and exciting arena and your pay and conditions are some of the very best around. Over the years these pay rates and conditions have been negotiated by the SDA with your employer.

Our Team

At the SDA we have a large team of people committed to protecting and advancing the rights of SDA members. This team is complemented by our large team of Delegates and Health & Safety Representatives in the workplace.

Executive Officers

Michael Donovan - State Secretary/Treasurer

Trish Connelly - Assistant Secretary

Ada Scibilia - Vice-President

Sue Nance - Vice-President

Workplace Services

The primary role of the SDA is to look after the industrial needs of its members through advice, representation and protection.

The SDA employs a team of experienced and qualified people to do this.

Members of the SDA can receive advice and assistance on any workplace issue including such matters as:

  • leave and other entitlements
  • rostering disputes
  • discrimination and harassment
  • unfair or unlawful dismissal
  • occupational health & safety
  • WorkCover

Bag of Benefits

The SDA is the largest union in Australia and as such we can offer a broad range of services and benefits for our members in addition to looking after your wages and working conditions.

Our Bag of Benefits comprises a range of deals which have been directly negotiated by the SDA with various service providers to give members special offers and discounted rates on a range of activities and services such as:

  • leisure, entertainment and accommodation;
  • financial services;
  • educational benefits; and
  • health and well-being services.

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