The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees7 Association (SDA), is an organization of employees registered under the Workplace Relations Act.
It has over 50,000 members in Victoria and over 220,000 members nation-wide.
It covers employees in the retail, fast food, distribution and related industries, and has been a registered organization since May 1908.
The SDA is concerned to protect and promote human and trade union rights because these are central to the successful work of the organization.
Without the free exercise of human and trade union rights, the SDA could not perform its valuable work of protecting and improving the wages, the working conditions, the job security, the health and safety at work, and the retirement benefits of its members.
Where human rights are threatened, the SDA seeks to intervene in order to ensure freedom, democracy, justice, peace and security are maintained.