About the SDA

The SDA is the 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.

The main areas of work the SDA covers are:

  • Retail including:
  • Sales Assistants
  • Reserve and back dock employees
  • Clerical employees
  • Butchers and Meat packers
  • Bakers and Pastry cooks
  • Security (non-contract)
  • Cleaning (non-contract)
  • Fast food
  • Pharmacy
  • General distribution and warehousing
  • Pharmaceutical drug manufacturing and distribution
  • Cosmetic manufacturing and distribution
  • Van sales
  • Vehicle repair services and retail
  • Modelling and mannequins
  • Motor vehicle sales
  • Hairdressing and beauty
  • Call centres
  • Florists