Tag: COVID-19

22
Jun 2020

Shopping Centre COVID-19 health and safety – time for government to step in

Media Release | 22 June 2020 Statement by Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA, the union for retail workers Workers in shopping centres are increasingly worried that lack of effective action by shopping centre operators may be encouraging community transmission of COVID-19 just as there are disturbing signs in Victoria that we may be on the verge of a second

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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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3
Jun 2020

Retail Change Rooms 10-point Safety Plan

As COVID-19 restrictions are gradually relaxed across the country and shops and shopping centres continue to get busier, it is important that our retail workers’ health and safety is appropriately addressed, and new measures are introduced to ensure workplaces are safe. After several concerns were raised from members about returning to work in retail, we have been working with Safe

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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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1
May 2020

SDA UNION WIN: Woolies commits to recognition payment

The SDA has been working hard to push for an essential service payment for frontline workers who continue to work during this pandemic. In good news today, Woolworths has announced its commitment to make a recognition payment to employees. It’s the right thing to do and the SDA welcomes Woolworths decision. This is a huge development in our push for

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