Tag: casual workers

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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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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22
Mar 2020

ARA AND SDA CALL ON PRIME MINISTER TO DELIVER AUSTRALIAN RETAIL INDUSTRY RESCUE PACKAGE

MEDIA RELEASE – 22 March 2020 The Executive Director of the Australian Retailers Association, Russell Zimmerman, and the National Secretary of the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association, Gerard Dwyer, today called on the federal government to deliver an Australian Retail Industry Rescue Package, amid collapsing retail revenues due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Mr Zimmerman said the COVID-19 outbreak,

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