Tag: retail and fast food union

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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20
Mar 2020

Respect Our Retail Workers

Media release | 20 March 2020 It is important that everyone remains calm and appreciates the essential service retail workers are providing the community during this difficult period. The reports of abuse and violence directed at retail workers is unacceptable – no one ever deserves to be abused at work and in times like this it is even more disappointing

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17
Mar 2020

Remember to keep cool and show respect for local retail workers: SDA Union

Media release | 17 March 2020 The union representing retail workers, including supermarket workers, has called on the local community to remember to keep their cool and respect workers when hitting the shops over the coming days and weeks. SDA – the union for retail, fast-food and warehouse workers – National Secretary, Gerard Dwyer, said that reports of workers being

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12
Mar 2020

Congratulations to Woolworths – Statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary SDA

The SDA congratulates Woolworths for its decision to pay casual staff required to self-isolate as a consequence of COVID-19. The company is demonstrating corporate leadership and community responsibility as Australia comes to terms of this significant threat to the nation’s health and wellbeing. It is time for all other retailers to follow Woolworths’ lead. Small and medium retailers, who have

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24
Feb 2020

Coles Underpayments – Statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary SDA

The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) notes Coles acknowledgement that it has underpaid some of its salaried staff in its liquor and supermarket businesses. These underpayments have been uncovered as part of an industry wide audit initiated by the SDA in early November last year. That industry audit has involved the SDA approaching Coles and more than 100

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