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May 2020

SDA Shopping Centre 10-point health and safety plan

Media statement | 14 May 2020 As governments start to lift their COVID-19 lockdowns, retail workers in clothing, department and other stores are readying themselves to return to work as long as it is safe to do so. Shopping centres are where many of us meet as a community, but to have confidence shoppers need to know that that their

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1
May 2020

SDA UNION WIN: Woolies commits to recognition payment

The SDA has been working hard to push for an essential service payment for frontline workers who continue to work during this pandemic. In good news today, Woolworths has announced its commitment to make a recognition payment to employees. It’s the right thing to do and the SDA welcomes Woolworths decision. This is a huge development in our push for

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1
May 2020

Retail industry releases COVID-19 Retail Recovery Protocol

Australia’s key retail industry groups have united to release a Retail Recovery Protocol for COVID-19 to assure the community, including retail employees and customers, that they can have confidence that retailers and shopping centres will continue to follow stringent public health guidelines, particularly as the community access essential services such as supermarkets, pharmacies and other goods and services. This assurance

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20
Apr 2020

Congratulations NSW on spitting fines – time for the other state governments to act

Media statement | 19 April 2020 Statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA – the union for retail, fast food and warehouse workers The decision by the NSW government to extend its $5,000 fine for spitting and coughing to retail workers highlights the urgency of the other state and territory governments following suit. While the most prominent examples of

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16
Apr 2020

Retail re-opening – a decision for the entire community, not individual retailers

Media statement | 16 April 2020 Statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food and warehouse workers It is understandable that retailers should be keen to re-open their businesses as soon as it is safe to do so. But this is a decision for the entire community, led by government on the advice of

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