Tag: retail workers

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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30
Mar 2020

MEDIA RELEASE | ARA AND SDA CALL WELCOME THE PRIME MINISTER’S INITIATIVE ON WAGE SUPPORT FOR THE RETAIL SECTOR

The Australian Retailers Association and the SDA welcome the news that the Prime Minister is actively preparing wage support, including for the tens of thousands of retail employees who have or are at risk of being stood down as the government steps up shutdowns to address the COVID-19 emergency. As Mr Morrison says, everything that can be done should be

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