Have you just started working at your first ever job in Fast Food?

Maybe you've heard about the SDA, but you are unsure who we are or what we do?

Do you know your rights and entitlements at work?

Are you ready to stand with your workmates and join your Union?


Whatever stage of your journey you are at, you have come to the right place!

We understand that starting a new job can be challenging enough and having to learn about your rights and entitlements can be overwhelming.

But remember, you can always reach out to us for advice and support.

As the Union for Fast Food 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 change.

If things go wrong at work, the SDA is a friend at work you can’t afford to be without.


Are You Getting Your Breaks At Work?


DID YOU KNOW: 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 Fast Food workers who have not received their breaks at work. 

Read more about the legal action we're taking in our Media Release here and our Facebook post here.

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 is important that you know what you should expect from your employer.

It is also important for you to understand what the Union does for members and what members have achieved so far.


Click here to check out our handy guide on all things SDA MEMBERSHIP and Fast Food.


Are You A Parent Of A Fast Food Worker?


SDA membership is the best protection your child can have at work. Your child should not go to work without it.


If something goes wrong in your child’s workplace, we are here to help and offer support or advice – no matter how big or small the problem may seem.

SDA membership is real value for money. It provides your child with important workplace protections, legal advice and hundreds of discounts through our Member Rewards Program.


Click here to read important information on what you need to know to protect your child at work.


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 lack 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. it can be overwhelming and confusing at times.

That is why the SDA is here to help!


Click here to check out our A-Z List of some of the most important things you need to know about your job.


Who Are The Sda And What Is A Union?


It's okay to ask the basics!


Check out our video about who we are and how we work...



Don't forget - we can only protect workers who are members.

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