Tag: health and safety

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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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

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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