Your rights at McDonald's
Have you just started working at your first ever job at McDonald's?
Maybe you've heard about the SDA, but you're not really sure who we are or what we do?
Do you know what your rights are or what you're entitled to at work?
Are you ready to stand with your crewmates and join your Union?
Whatever stage you're at, you've come to the right place!
We understand that starting a new job can be daunting, and learning about your rights and entitlements can be overwhelming. Remember, you can always reach out to us for advice and support.
As the Union for McDonald’s workers, the SDA fights for pay rises, meal breaks, rostering rights and all other workplace conditions. The SDA also leads the way in fighting for industry-wide changes.
If things go wrong at work, the SDA is a friend at work you can’t afford to be without.
Check out the links below for to find out more...
are you getting your breaks at work?
DID YOU KNOW that you are entitled to a PAID 10-minute rest break for every 4 hours worked and a 30-minute unpaid meal break after 5 hours worked?
Your breaks are your right - that's the law!
The SDA has launched Federal Court action to secure compensation for McDonald's workers who have not received their breaks at work.
If you're not getting your breaks at work, get in touch with us immediately.
Do you know what you should be getting paid?
It's really important that you know what you should expect from your employer.
It's also important for you to understand what the Union does for members and what members have achieved so far.
Are you a parent of a McDonald's worker?
SDA membership is the best protection your child can have at work. Your child shouldn’t go to work without it.
If something goes wrong in your child’s workplace, we’re here to help and offer support or advice – no matter how big or small it may seem.
SDA membership is real value for money and provides your child with important workplace protections, legal advice and hundreds of discounts.
Is this your first job?
Starting your first job is an exciting step in life, but it can also be a bit daunting. Young employees are particularly vulnerable as they often don’t know their entitlements or have the courage to stand up for themselves when needed.
For young workers, particularly those who may just be starting their first job, there is a lot to learn and it can be overwhelming and confusing at times.
Who are the sda and what is a union?
It's okay to ask the basics!
Don't forget - we can only protect workers who are members.