Tag: COVID-19

1
Feb 2021

Retail workers pay the price for COVID pandemic sacrifice

Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food and online retail workers For seven months, hundreds of thousands low paid frontline workers have endured a Morrison government endorsed pay cut while some company executives have been paying themselves bonuses with taxpayer money which they should not have received. Only today a dark chapter will finally

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23
Nov 2020

SDA applauds the Andrews Government’s historic decision to underwrite casuals’ sick leave

Quotes from Michael Donovan, Victorian Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food, warehouse and online retail workers This is an historic move. The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association unreservedly welcomes this step by the Victorian government. It is a case of a good and responsible government stepping up where the Commonwealth and many employers have failed to

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27
Oct 2020

Shoppers should respect retail workers as Victoria opens up

Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food, warehouse and online retail workers All Victorians deserve congratulations for bringing the state’s second wave of COVID-19 to heel. After months of lockdown restrictions, they will naturally welcome the opportunity to start shopping again, especially with the festive season around the corner. Months of pent up

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2
Jul 2020

MEDIA RELEASE | Essential workers yesterday, wages cut today

The SDA is deeply disappointed at the decision of the Fair Work Commission to punish retail workers by cutting their penalty rates as they risk their heath and safety to provide essential services for the rest of the community. The FWC today denied an application from the the SDA to delay cuts to penalty rates until February when the already

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25
Jun 2020

COVID-19 shopping centres and health advice – a victory for commonsense

Media statement | 25 June 2020  Statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA – the union for retail, warehouse and fast food workers The SDA welcomes the decision of the Andrews government, with the support of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia, to strengthen health advice to people presenting at COVID testing stations at Victorian shopping centres. As a

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