Who we are


The SDA is the union for retail, warehousing and fast food  workers.

A union is formed when a group of employees in a particular trade or industry come together to defend and promote their wages and working conditions through common action.

The SDA promotes the interests and defends the rights of members. It gives members support and advice when negotiating with employers. Union affairs tend to be very time consuming and therefore full-time union officials are necessary to do the various jobs that must be done if a union is to succeed in its aims.

The SDA is a strong, efficient and progressive union, staffed by dedicated officials experienced in dealing with management at all levels.