Models working at this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) have finally won private changing areas for the first time in the history of the event. This follows calls from the SDA – the union for models, for private change areas for models at Fashion Week. The SDA congratulated Fashion Week’s event organisers IMG for undertaking this important initiative which
This week, during Safety Demands Action Week, SDA Union Delegates, Health & Safety Reps and Organisers were out in stores talking to workers about health and safety in their store. Customer abuse and violence is serious health and safety concern for retail and fast food workers across the country. This week we’re focusing on the importance of reporting incidents of
The nature of work and families has changed significantly in the last two decades. Most families must now have two incomes to survive, but there are times when family life must come first. We need your help to win a case in the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to give you access to reduced hours while you have significant caring/parenting responsibilities.
Sadly, dealing with abusive and violent customers is increasingly becoming the norm for retail and fast food workers. The SDA, the Union for workers in retail and fast food, is concerned about the immediate and long-term health and safety risks for workers. Following extensive surveying of workers in the industries, the Union hopes to tackle this issue to make workplaces
The SDA has a large network of Health and Safety Representatives who help keep the health and safety of workers a priority. Health and Safety Reps (HSRs) are workers in shops, stores and warehouses who make the workplace safer for their fellow workers. They are elected by employees to ensure the highest standards of workplace health and safety are maintained