Tag: workers

15
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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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 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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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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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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