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2
Jul 2020

MEDIA RELEASE | Essential workers yesterday, wages cut today

The SDA is deeply disappointed at the decision of the Fair Work Commission to punish retail workers by cutting their penalty rates as they risk their heath and safety to provide essential services for the rest of the community. The FWC today denied an application from the the SDA to delay cuts to penalty rates until February when the already

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25
Jun 2020

COVID-19 shopping centres and health advice – a victory for commonsense

Media statement | 25 June 2020  Statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA – the union for retail, warehouse and fast food workers The SDA welcomes the decision of the Andrews government, with the support of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia, to strengthen health advice to people presenting at COVID testing stations at Victorian shopping centres. As a

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22
Jun 2020

Shopping Centre COVID-19 health and safety – time for government to step in

Media Release | 22 June 2020 Statement by Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA, the union for retail workers Workers in shopping centres are increasingly worried that lack of effective action by shopping centre operators may be encouraging community transmission of COVID-19 just as there are disturbing signs in Victoria that we may be on the verge of a second

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19
Jun 2020

Unfair and unjust – retail workers frontline efforts rewarded with a pay freeze

Media statement | 19 June 2020 Statement on the Fair Work Commission’s Minimum Wage Decision – Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA A wage freeze for the next seven months is no way to thank those brave retail workers who continued to serve the Australian community during the height of the COVID crisis, risking their health and safety to ensure

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3
Jun 2020

Retail Change Rooms 10-point Safety Plan

As COVID-19 restrictions are gradually relaxed across the country and shops and shopping centres continue to get busier, it is important that our retail workers’ health and safety is appropriately addressed, and new measures are introduced to ensure workplaces are safe. After several concerns were raised from members about returning to work in retail, we have been working with Safe

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