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30
Mar 2020

Media statement | Welcome JobKeeper Quotes from SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer.

30 March 2020 The SDA is pleased the Morrison government has heeded the call from unions and employers to introduce a wage subsidy to minimise the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 emergency. The JobKeeper payment will enable tens of thousands of retail and fast food workers to retain their jobs and put food on family table. The SDA, together

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30
Mar 2020

Media statement | The SDA applauds Costco’s COVID-19 payment to it workers

Statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary, the SDA: The SDA applauds Costco for its decision to pay all hourly employees an additional $3 per hour for hours worked for the five weeks from March 2nd to April 5th as well as $750 in total for salaried employees “in recognition of your hard work during this unprecedented time”. Other major supermarket chains, which

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30
Mar 2020

MEDIA RELEASE | ARA AND SDA CALL WELCOME THE PRIME MINISTER’S INITIATIVE ON WAGE SUPPORT FOR THE RETAIL SECTOR

The Australian Retailers Association and the SDA welcome the news that the Prime Minister is actively preparing wage support, including for the tens of thousands of retail employees who have or are at risk of being stood down as the government steps up shutdowns to address the COVID-19 emergency. As Mr Morrison says, everything that can be done should be

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26
Mar 2020

Premier shops shut their doors – a disaster for retail workers and the retail sector

Media statement | 26 March 2020   Statement from SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer The decision of Premier Investments to shut its stores for a month is not only a disaster in itself, but a sign of things to come if the government does not step up with further measures to support the retail sector. Premier Group’s brands have 7,000

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25
Mar 2020

ACT NOW – SAVE Lives, SAVE Jobs, SAVE the Economy

Media statement | 25 March 2020 Statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary of the SDA Business, big and small, unions, employers and industry are speaking with one voice. The government must respond to direct and combined calls from employers and employees, not just the SDA and the Australian Retailers Association, but many others. The AIG, COSBOA and the Small Business

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