Tag Archives: “the Shoppies”

Domino’s Pizza and Global Solidarity

Back in April, Domino’s Pizza delivery drivers in Australia had their wages slashed by 19% — overnight. The driver’s union — the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employee’s Union (SDA), a yellow union which with 230,000 members is also Australia’s largest … Continue reading

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Australian unions on the eve of May Day…

The Age reports (April 28, 2012) that there are 1.8 million union members in Australia. The report is based on the latest figures complied by the ABS: Trade union membership has generally declined since 1992. From August 1992 to August … Continue reading

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SDA : Australia’s Worst Union?

Ah… The ‘Shop Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association’ (SDA), aka “the Shoppies”. One of the handful of unions who can legitimately challenge the AWU for the title of ‘Australia’s Worst Union’. The SDA, which claims to have 230,000 members, is … Continue reading

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