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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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24
Mar 2020

Not good enough – retail workers and shops going to wall as they wait to get government support in their hands

Media statement | 24 March 2020 Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary of the SDA As discretionary retail spending falls off a cliff, the government must step in now to provide immediate financial support to enable as many workers and businesses as possible to weather the storm and give those stood down the means to feed their families. In the absence of

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24
Mar 2020

Additional Health and Safety Measures – statement from SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer

Media statement | 24 March 2020 In line with the Prime Minister’s call for Australians to pay more respect to “social distancing” for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, the union representing retail workers is calling for additional steps to improve the safety of shoppers and employees. The SDA is engaging daily with major companies on arrangements being put in

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