Tag: Coronavirus

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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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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